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CLARITY – 7-18-18 Things Are Rough All Over


A Biblical Response to Current Events – 9-18-18

Things Are Rough All Over


What’s Happening:  “Nobody has an exclusive  claim on difficulty. There is a typhoon in China (, a hurricane is ravaging the coasts of North  and South Carolina (, there’s turmoil in Idlib (in neighboring Syria – Turkey fears refugees might flood her border…and Europe’s – Iran and Russia are backing Bashir Al Assad’s offensive against the last rebel holdout) (, to say nothing of North Korea, etc. ”


Knee-Jerk Response:  “Maybe Chicken Little really was right…the sky is falling!”


Biblical Response:  “Probably not. Chicken Little was, after all, an alarmist. Things are bad (and may get worse), but God is not asleep (Ps. 121:4). He uses these things to discipline us because He loves us (Heb. 12:6). ”


“Christians? I’m not saying He authors these calamities, Just that all these things work out for our good (Rom. 8:28). He’s just as upset we live in a fallen world as we are. He just doesn’t waste a crisis, either.”


Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray:  “Heavenly Father, help us to put things in perspective; to weep with those who weep (Rom. 12:15), but to realize You’re not finished with us, either; in Jesus’ Name, amen.”


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