It’s not hard to see that our nation is in chaos. It can be depressing and downright frightening to tune into the news these days. Common sense has been thrown out the window. What’s right is called wrong, and what’s wrong is called right. Actions that are blatant sins are being dubbed by behavior experts as disorders or alternative lifestyles. Pleasure is the ruling god of the day and many times it’s obtained at the expense of the weakest and most vulnerable. The madness doesn’t stop here. Racial tensions and violence are at an all-time high. Our economy is at risk as well, with experts predicting gloom and doom. The federal government operates daily in a deficit of trillions of dollars, not to mention the national debt is also in the trillions. Politicians make promises knowing full well this economic disaster will take more than several lifetimes to correct. If all this isn’t enough to shake your faith, adding the threat of terrorism to the mix will make anyone cave in fear wondering what we and our loved ones will have to endure. America’s social, political, and economic foundations have been shaky for some time, but can it get any worse? According to II Tim 3:1, “…in the last days perilous times shall come.”
But what you see, good or bad, should never dictate your faith. If our eyes are on anything but Jesus, we will be discouraged in this hour. For those that are walking in covenant with Christ, this podcast episode should encourage you to “…look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh” (Luke 21:28). However, if there is any doubt about your relationship with Christ, or if you know for a fact you have no relationship with Jesus, then take this as a warning. Stop playing games and get serious with God because time is running out!