Good morning, at least I pray it is for you as you read this! 😃 Have you had a rough, sleepless night? Were you awakened in the wee hours for no apparent reason? Or is there a reason? Are you worried about current events? Have you discussed your worries with the Lord? He hears us, you know.

After I heard about the school shooting in Tennessee, I was feeling the anxiety level rise within me. Is this how God wants His children to feel? Absolutely not! He provided everything we need in His Word and it’s up to us to search it out (Psalm 77:6, Proverbs 25:2) and encourage ourselves. The verses are just waiting to be found!

Psa 18:6  In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

God does in fact hear his born-again children, Reader. He is our Abba, Father and desires to calm our hearts and give us assurance that He is in control. He knows the past, He knows the future and everything in between! (Isaiah 46:10)

The only way we are going to have peace in the midst of the madness that is going on in this world is if we keep our noses in our Bibles and get educated!

The more you are in the Word, the more peace you will have. God knows what He is doing and there is nothing that catches Him by surprise. (Psalm 18:30) The shooting in Tennessee did not catch God by surprise! The evil men of this world who are trying to take control do not catch God by surprise! These occurrences are all in God’s plans and everything is falling into place. These things will all lead to Christ returning at the end of the Tribulation to set up His Millennial Kingdom!

We can trust in God because He has seen everything from the beginning to the end. Therefore, whatever He allows in your life is because He knows the outcome! I love this hymn, “Blessed Assurance” because it helps me to see that all the events occurring in the world are culminating to the final appearance of Jesus Christ, who will establish His Kingdom on this earth!

1 Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.
This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

2 Perfect communion, perfect delight,
visions of rapture now burst on my sight
Angels descending bring from above
echoes of mercy, whispers of love. [Refrain]

3 Perfect submission, all is at rest.
I in my Savior am happy and bless’d,
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, lost in his love.

The child of God rests safely in God’s bosom. He holds us in the palm of His hand and no one can take us out from His hand. (John 10:28) Jesus says we will never perish – it’s obvious He’s not talking about physical death here because our bodies do perish. Jesus is talking about eternal life with Him! Nothing can take this away from the child of God. It is our promise from God Himself! He never breaks a promise!

God’s way is perfect and it is up to us as His child to search for His way. When we are in the Word and obedient to it, God will provide us with strength to withstand the darts of the enemy. The Lord will also make clear the way He wants us to go! (Psalm 18:32) He wants us to remain on the solid ground of the Word and be stedfast! Don’t waver but stand on Christ, the Solid Rock!

(Heb 10:23)  Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Our job is to be a light to this lost and dying world. We need to give them hope as we have hope! Friend, don’t be willfully ignorant of the end times. (2 Peter 3:5) If you are not born-again, confess your sins and repent of them. The time is coming when it will be too late for you to repent. You will remember each opportunity you were given by God to be saved; you will remember each time you laughed it off and ignored it. Please Reader, repent and accept Christ into your life. (Act 16:31Rom 10:9) I want to be sure that anyone who reads the posts on this blog can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are going to Heaven. Have you received Christ as your Saviour? If no, your sins are not covered by His sacrificial offering of Himself. You have not been redeemed by His blood. It is no coincidence that God has placed you here for such a time as this so that you may be saved if you are not already. Please click here and the link will open up in a separate tab to You Can Be Born Again and Know It!