Enduring Uncertainty

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“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”  —2 Timothy 1:7 TPT 

One of the toughest lessons a Christian can learn is how to trust and praise God in uncertain times. Not a day passes when we don’t face suffering, loss, or grief in one way or another. I can’t help but think of my most recent experience waiting on the Lord while going through the loss my firstborn, and financial challenges unlike I have ever experienced before. During this time I had to trust God at a another level, fight negative thoughts while praising Him each day.

I believe it is a powerful act of spiritual warfare to stand in the middle of death and disease, conflict and unresolved issues, and to cause your spirit to rise and give thanks to God. —Bill Johnson, Bethel Church

What is the kind of attitude must we have during times of uncertainty?

As national and state leaders are discussing how to reopen the economy amidst differing views, what must our attitude be? Our troubling circumstances may last days or months, but our approach should be the same: We must continue to declare the goodness and faithfulness of God even in the midst of uncertainty.

Why do we have to endure uncertainty. That is a mystery, but the Bible provides an answer as to how to endure these times. When we are stuck in conflict and uncertainty, and yet praise Him without manipulation, it is a sacrifice. Hebrews 13:15 says, “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise–the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.”

When Christians find themselves in a place of uncertainty with no answer for their problems, they tend to change their view of God. They might convince themselves that He won’t help them out of a financial hole because He isn’t intervening in their affairs, though Scripture says, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:19 NIV 

Uncertainty causes some people to misunderstand who God is. They begin to deny God’s true nature and embrace sickness and disease, poverty and mental anguish as gifts from God. That is a lie from hell. It’s actually blasphemous to attribute to God the work of the devil.

Let’s get this straight: God is good all the time. Healing salvation, wholeness, provision, and joy have already been given to us. They are facts of Kingdom living. Jesus has no limitations. He is a absolutely good all the time.

We may find ourselves facing problems and not knowing what to do or knowing where the tools are to bring about the solution. But that doesn’t mean the problem is insurmountable. There is power in resolving in your heart that God is good all the time, and that His will for healing and wholeness does not change, despite what we see in the natural. In these uncertain times let’s rise above the circumstances and declare that God is good all the time, no matter what!

Stand firm and remain steadfast! We have the victory!

Dr. A

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