God’s Security in Times of Uncertainty

One of the most profound Christian awakenings is knowing the security God brings in the uncertainty of life. Once the Lord sees the faithfulness of His follower, then He steps in and provides the strength to overcome insecurities. Nothing is greater than God.

God has no competition, and nothing matches His grace. This incredible experience of God’s mighty power leaves no doubt to His existence. Once the Lord anoints you with the Holy Spirit, everything in your life changes.

The first thing to remember is God never leaves a believer guessing (Philippians 4:13). His truths are known to everyone (Romans 1:20), but understanding them is granted to His chosen ones.

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For one thing, everyone faces times of uncertainty. The world is full of inconsistency. This has been true ever since man fell from God’s favor. And the way out of this predicament is trusting God’s eternal plan.

Until a person places God as the source of life, then the world’s lusts will leave him in spiritual darkness. The bondage of sin plagues an unsaved soul, keeping it away from God’s eternal light. God’s enemy uses sin as a tool in destroying the Lord’s creation and unless God shows mercy heaven is out of reach.

But God’s good news is He wants to save everyone (1 Timothy 2:4). And God is found in Christ (John 15:4).

Today, I’m faced with one of those uncertain times. My employer is outsourcing work, and this will end my days on their payroll. I’m powerless over their decision and have to face the reality of the problem. And God has given me an opportunity to respond to this in a holy way (James 1: 2-8).

When the company announced the news of hiring an outside enterprise to take over their warehouse operations, it changed the morale of many workers. Every day rumors spread based on assumptions and not facts. I noticed many of my coworkers were afraid of the unknown.

It was tempting for me to join in and speak negatively of the disturbing news. But my faith in God prevailed, and Christ prevented me from engaging in false accusations.

Before God saved me, my reaction to life’s terms anchored in bitterness, revenge and resentments. Negative news that affected my personal interest fueled my self-righteous indignation.  My behavior caused people to push me away leaving me isolated in misery. This sinful living caused me tremendous loneliness. I hated life and wanted to die.

 

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It brings me great joy to share with you God has freed me from unnecessary sin. When God introduced me to Christ, my life changed. God granted me a way out of my sinful way (repentance), and Christ cleansed my soul. The Holy Spirit provided me the wisdom in knowing the truth about salvation and disbelief. Here God showed me His truth and placed me on the road to heaven. I’m grateful God got my attention.

As the result of trusting God, my loss of employment doesn’t have devastating consequences. The company has offered severance pay to help in the transition. Christ has secured my several options in finding future employment. God has shown me the actions to take in finding work and Christ has provided me the courage to move beyond fear.

Praise-the-Lord-PraiseI know everything will turn out the way God intends. My confidence isn’t wishful thinking, but a reliance on Christ. God teaches me to be diligent in my devotions by relying on Him every day regardless of the circumstances. When I do it God’s way, everything works out. God’s grace blesses me, and I cherish alone time with Him.

Christ will secure you in uncertain times. Sometimes the answers aren’t what we prefer, and this may be hard to accept, but God knows what’s best. The key to finding peace during troubled times is asking Christ for guidance, waiting for His response and acting on the command. Do those three actions and experience the strength of Christ!

 

 

Author: walterkahler.wk@gmail.com

Living a Christian life isn't being perfect or self-righteous. Often people misunderstand the characteristics of a saved life. I sure did. Salvation isn't the absence of sin, but freed from its bondage. Experiencing God's living Spirit and knowing Christ is the essence of salvation and a sign of your eternal destination. I hope you will share your faith with me so we can grow together in the image of Christ.

5 thoughts on “God’s Security in Times of Uncertainty”

  1. Great post, Walter! The enemy will use anything to keep us from trusting God when things don’t go our way, and giving Him glory when our circumstances turn out well. When we allow him to fill our minds with negativety and self-righteousness, we give him a foothold in our lives, which then leads to undesirable outcomes. So glad you have chosen to trust in His Provision, rather than caving into the temptation of doubt and bitterness.

    1. Hi Kristy and thanks for expressing your truth, faith and understanding of God. You hit the nail on the head. Yes, God’s enemy tries everything to keep us separated from Him. The Lord’s adversary works hard to trip us up so we won’t rely on Christ. The neat thing about God is His faithfulness in providing the strength to keep us on the narrow way. Thanks for your love and God bless you, your family and friends.

  2. A beautiful essay, Walter, one of encouragement, honesty, and humility — three attributes that bring forth the truth of your message. Many Christians attempt to sail the boat alone, blithely announcing, “Oh, I’m happy in Jesus, and I have no doubts!” but you ground your words in the reality of human existence. It IS scary living in uncertainty, but our hope lies in the strength, goodness, wisdom, leading, and mercy of our God.

    I pray for you, my brother, in the road you now walk. It is leading you to new places, and may you continue to grasp tightly onto the hand of your Lord at your side.

    1. Hello Carolyn and thanks for stopping by and sharing your faith, thoughts and personal experience with God. Yes, salvation isn’t the absence of trails, but a reliance on Christ to live holy in those times of troubles. Doubts do come and God understands this and the way we move past them is what He notices. Thanks for the prayer and the encouragement to move closer to Christ. We are each others eyes and part of walk in Christ is reaching out to each other. I greatly appreciate your love and kindness. God bless you, your family and friends.

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