Trusting During Turmiol
A friend has been forwarding some chilling text messages he has been receiving from acquaintances in the Ukraine. Many are rushing for the border, and are in massive traffic jams. Some have taken up arms, carrying AK-47's. Apparently, able bodied men are staying put, perhaps against their wishes, knowing the threat to their lives and the impending changes that are most likely coming. With each one of these texts, I'm pausing to pray for their safety, and delivery.
Can any of us imagine being there, in their position? Imagine, yes. Understand, NO! At least I can't!
Today, we pray for our brothers and sisters, and for all the people under assault. We pray for their safety and delivery. Their lives will never be the same. Regardless of the outcome, they will have experienced life changing events if they survive, and for them life may change drastically when the dust settles.
We trust in Christ ever single day, but in times of turmoil and unrest such as these we lean on Him more than ever. We know His promises will never fail for all people who obey Him and thus belong to Him. God says, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Heb 13:5). In this context, He's specifically talking about the love of money wrecking our lives, and that we need not worry about a lack of it. But His love assures He will never abandon His people. These assurances are throughout scripture. In Matt 28, Christ said, ..."I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Again, in context, Christ is giving instructions to His disciples to go make more disciples. But again, His promise is that He will be with them 'always'. That promise carries down to His disciples today as well. Paul reminds anxious people in Romans 8:31, "If God is for us who can be against us”
He will NEVER leave us, and will be with us ALWAYS, and nobody can defeat God! We pray God will grow the faith of His saints in Ukraine right now, comforting them and protecting them during these dangerous and unstable times. Let us remember them in prayer throughout the duration of this invasion.