So Much Going On!

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SO MUCH GOING ON!

By Jerry Price

This is nothing new to you, but we are in the middle of a crisis/revolution in our land. Let me be candid would you?

I don’t know if it’s about being older and seeing the impact of how I’ve lived life with Judy/family, the path I took in ministry, how God lead me into places where I’ve observed and written about Twisted Thinking, how God is and has been faithful or what? But it’s like I must say something about this pit in my stomach.

Frankly there have been times when I have felt like Isaiah, where God called him to walk about the country “buck-naked” to say what God told him to say. That’s a vulnerable and shameful picture to say the lease, isn’t it? He told Isaiah to demonstrate that this is what will happen to the people that God’s people put their trust in (like Cush and Egypt), other than Him. In case you’re wondering where that passage is, it’s Isaiah 20.

So much is going on politically and one wonders where to turn. So much lying and deceit! So much abandonment of people groups, like what happened in Benghazi and having a sense that we’re not safe. Yes, I saw the movie 13 Hours and was deeply troubled about that thought.

There seems to be a moral and spiritual emptiness where even God’s people have eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die attitudes, instead of weeping and mourning when God calls for it. I realize there are places this isn’t happening too. Even Franklin Graham, in his alarm, will make 2016 the year he visits every capitol in every state of the USA, to talk about moral and spiritual leadership failures in our homeland.

Hope! Where’s the Hope? Who is our Hope is the better thought.

Minding the gap: It’s better to weep and mourn what it means when God is forgotten and pushed aside as irrelevant. Foolish, because God has the last word. People with hope in Christ get that.

God is present and finding his voice, seeing him faithful and experiencing a relationship with Him, through His Word, is core to any temptation of putting our trust in anyone, or source but him—even when so much is going on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “So Much Going On!

  1. Amen, Jerry. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” Hebrews 12-1-3. His grace is sufficient.

    1. Great text from Scripture Andrea! In a darkened world it’s good to remember there are more people in it who would be considered a joy before God in coming to faith. He’s not willing that any should perish but that decision is left to individuals to respond to such love. Yes. Jesus is the one we fix our eyes upon even though a darkened heart of mankind is all around us.

    1. Love the post, Jerry. I, too, have been feeling a pit in my stomach for some time. Of course, it probably does not help that I am in the financial advisory business, so seeing it from the “inside finance” side has caused more consternation. I was prompted to read a book from the Old Testament this morning called Habakkuk. I have read that book a few times in the past, but today it hit me, in terms of where our country is and may be headed. My prayer is The Lord’s mercy would give us more time to turn back to him before his judgment comes. Maybe, we have already crossed the tipping point, but my hope is in Him and faith that He will preserve His remnant, if indeed, we have already gone too far in this nation. I’ll stand in the gap with you! BTW, finished reading Sandusky Bay on the plane last week. Can’t wait for the second book in your novel series. You and Tom Roy hit a home run with that first book!

      1. Pat, I have no doubt you will stand in the gap. Thank you for your openness and heart in expressing yourself. Yes, praying God’s mercy is the deal to give us more time to turn back to him. Also, thank you for your comment on reading Sandusky Bay. Very encouraging, my friend.

  2. On a purely human level the natural response is a slow turn toward dispair. We dispair over the personal insecurity, financial inequity, racial divide, international disruption and finally over the rejection of God. Regardless of how we ge there, dispair is a natural state unless you have encountered the supernatural…..