Q: What good does it honestly do to have faith in God? The world is so chaotic and unstable today that I don’t think anything can ever make us feel secure, including faith in God. — G.M.
A: It’s precisely because the world is so unstable and chaotic that we need God! If the world were perfect, if we never had any problems, then we might be tempted to think we didn’t need God. But the world isn’t this way, and if we ever needed God’s help, it is now.
Let me put it this way: If we don’t find our peace and security in God, where will we find them? Where else can we turn? The answer is simple: We have nowhere else to turn. Money, fame, politics, entertainment, success, career, relationships and pleasure — every one of these can fail us, and even if they don’t, they’re constantly changing. When we build our lives only on them, we become like the man in Jesus’ parable who built his house on sand, and “The rain came down ... and it fell with a great crash.” (Matthew 7:27)
Don’t turn your back on the only one who can give us lasting peace and hope — hope right now, and hope for eternity. Instead, turn to Jesus Christ and put your faith and trust in him. Others may fail you, leaders may disillusion you, you may even disappoint yourself. But Christ never will. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
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Then make it your goal to walk with Christ every day, as you pray and read God’s Word and learn through fellowship with other believers. The Bible says, “The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” (1 John 2:17)
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