Many these days find themselves in darkness, deep in chaos with the waves of stress crashing over them. If you are one of those, are you alone? Chapter 3 of the Book of Daniel, we find Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego thrown into an ultra-hot furnace (7 times normal)…they were not alone. Chapter 6 of the Book of Daniel, we find Daniel thrown into the lion’s den by evil men tricking the king to enforce his law now impacting his friend Daniel…Daniel was not alone.
The organization “Open Doors” serves the persecuted church over seas. They say 215 million Christians in 50 countries last year face high or very high or extreme persecution. Are they alone? No! The Holy Spirit is there for Jesus knows, for the world hated Him as well (John 15:18). When Jonah was in the whale, he called to the LORD, and the LORD answered him for God heard his voice (Jonah 2:2).
It has been published that only 4% of Millennials have a Biblical Worldview. How sad, and even more sad for their children (who will teach them?)! What do you suppose will happen when, not if, but when darkness falls upon them? The waves of chaos and stress are inevitable! To whom will they turn to find strength, peace, mercy and grace?
“The waters closed in over me; the deep surrounded me: weeds were wrapped around my head…yet You [God] brought up my life from the Pit, O LORD my God.” (Jonah 2:5-6). Turn to the only one who can save and rescue you, the LORD Jesus Christ!