Ah, sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, offspring of evildoers, children who deal corruptly! They have forsaken the Lord, they have despised the Holy One of Israel, they are utterly estranged. Why will you still be struck down? Why will you continue to rebel? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint. From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil. Your country lies desolate; your cities are burned with fire; in your very presence foreigners devour your land; it is desolate, as overthrown by foreigners.” (Isaiah 1:4-7)
Here are 4 things God will do when a nation turns from him.
Who will win the election? Who does God want me to marry? What does this bad report from the doctor mean? Why did my ex break up with me? How will the economy affect me and my family? What if the person I did not vote for becomes president? When will God show me my calling?
Life is full of so many questions. Every day brings new concerns, new issues, and new tests for our faith in Jesus as his followers. While God does care about the details of our lives, while our individual choices certainly do have a good and bad consequences, and while we are not called to just stick our head in the sand and ignore the issues we see all around us, as Christians, ultimately God always expects us to remember his sovereignty so we might fully trust him.
So here are 3 signs God is saying, “Trust my sovereignty!”
As a point of clarification, throughout this article you might want to substitute the word “block” for “unfollow.” Depending on what social media platform you are using and whether your goal is to no longer see their social media posts or your goal is for you to block them from seeing your social media posts, choose whatever option fits you best.
My point in this article is to simply point out 4 common signs that will be present when God wants you to stop interacting with someone on social media.
What does the Bible say about mental health?
What does the Bible say about fighting injustice? In Psalm 56, David penned a psalm that recounts how he depended on the Lord when he was seized by the Philistines at Gath. Through studying this Bible passage, we can discover at least 4 ways God will empower your heart to overcome injustices done against you.
God didn’t take the thorn away, but God did show Paul that his grace is always sufficient. So one reason God may be allowing you to go through something impossible is to show you the same thing.
When I use the phrase “an impossible situation,” I’m referring to those challenges in life that seem too hard for us to get through. Perhaps you have been given terrible news from the doctor, perhaps you are dealing with a really toxic work environment, or perhaps you have been single for so long you have begun to believe it is impossible to actually meet any single Christians who actually want to please the Lord like you do.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues, social distancing has certainly been taking its toll on many people’s mental health. God created humans to need other people, so why is God allowing this trial of “social distancing” to affect so many of us?
1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Because of the Coronavirus, many of us have been forced to experience a season of social isolation to help stop the spread of this pandemic.
In this article, my focus is not going to be on when and how the end times will unfold. That is a good biblical topic to study, but in this article I’m going to be focusing more on how you can prepare to overcome any fear of the end times. In Matthew 24:42-44 Jesus said:
All humans are currently being affected by COVID-19 in some way or the other. Some are sick, some have lost their jobs, and all of us are facing many unknowns. But even though we are experiencing something many of us have never experienced, through it all God’s mission for his people remains the same – to glorify him.