News stories always leave me with feelings of insecurity in a world that is overwhelmingly at odds. Everywhere you turn people are in conflict over one thing or another. It’s as if a dark cloud has descended over the world leaving an intense feeling of uncertainty and insecurity. As far as this world is concerned it has become a necessity to seek after its own, with no regard for Christ or others.
“For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.” Philippians 2:21
Few find it in their hearts to regard another above themselves, their is a lack of love or concern for the well being of others. It has become a society all about “me”.
However, in a world of overwhelming tension and friction there is far more to the story; for as believers in Christ we have a promise of a God that is Greater than all of the darkness that threatens to engulf us.
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” I John 4: 4
“These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
So it is in He who is Greater that we find the ability to overcome that which threatens to engulf us with feelings of fear. Through Him we have the ability to overcome this world.
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcomes the world: even our faith.” I John 5:4
In the book of Revelation there are 8 scriptures of promise to those who overcome. The last one being found in Revelation 21:7, “He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.”
And knowing this I can walk out my door and enter a world of uncertainty with the certain assurance that I serve a God that is Greater than this world of darkness. He is by my side bringing peace to my heart and security to my soul.
“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7
“And he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee: in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart.” I Kings 8:23
For He is Greater . . .