The fiscal cliff, unemployment, gas prices, higher taxes, Syria, persecution of Christians in Nigeria and elsewhere, school shootings, natural disasters. All of that can be a little unsettling.
And while the Mayans were wrong about the end of the world, it’s hard not to think about Matthew 24:6:
You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
But be of good cheer. Here are 10 eternal truths that will remain the same no matter what is going on in the world.
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.
2. Prayer will still be the most powerful thing on earth.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
Psalm 22:3 (King James Version)
5. There will still be God-annointed preaching.
The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
I will be glad and rejoice in you;
I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
They will receive blessing from the LORD
and vindication from God their Savior.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
9. Jesus will still love you.
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
10. Jesus will still save the lost when they come to Him.
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.
We can trust these things to be true because of 1 Peter 1:25: The word of the Lord endures forever.
So even though our world appears to be in chaos, we know the one who is in control, and always have been. And in case you’re not sure how the story is going to turn out, read the last chapter:
Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.
The “Ten Truths” were adapted from a Facebook post by a dear friend. Thanks, Beth!