“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” - Luke 21:36
Jesus prophesied and predicted that the time preceding His coming again would be a time of awful calamities. Paul, the Apostle, wrote, “Perilous times would come.” Many other prophecies warn of wars, rumours of wars, nation fighting against nation, earthquakes, plagues, with signs in the heavens.
Watching the television news and reading the newspapers, we realize that these are happening around us already. Jesus is urging us to keep our attention on Him.
In uncertain times we need to be watchful and prayerful. Yes, we have our daily tasks, looking after families, holding down a job and handling the unexpected things that happen, but in all of this keep Jesus first in your heart and mind.
God says, in Psalm 91, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.’ Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from, the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers and under His wings you shall take refuge.”
“His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night nor of the arrow that flies by day. Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High your dwelling place. No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways in their hands. They shall bear you up lest you dash your foot against a stone…”
Now, that is an insurance policy that no earthly broker could ever offer you!
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the promises in Your Word. Help me to intimately abide in You and know the safety and security of Your daily presence to comfort, care and protect me and my loved ones, in Jesus name.