Are you looking for something to hold on to? Does it seem as though your world is out of control? Do you need an anchor to steady your life? Are you willing to step out in faith? Are you willing to spend time in prayer?
There are times when our lives seem to be in utter chaos. We go through periods of times when it seems as though nothing goes right. There is even an old wives saying that implies bad things happen in three’s, meaning there will be three bad things happen in quick succession.
It is true that there are rhythms to this world. There are rhythms in our lives. There are times when it appears old wives tales are true. Yet, there are also times when these are dispelled out of hand. All the while, we continue to look for answers.
We often don’t find answers to the question, “why?” In part, we don’t look in the right place to find the answer and in part we don’t have the resources to conduct all the research needed to get to the bottom of it. Yet, most of the time, we simply need to read our Bibles to find the answers we are looking for.
The book of Jude, a very short book of only one chapter, provides a lot of answers. It forewarns us concerning ungodly people who continually strive to deceive us. We fail to see them in our midst. If we do happen to recognize them, we want to take matters into our own hands rather than turn them over to God.
When we take just a minute or two to read the book of Jude, we find that even the archangel Michael did not condemn the devil, but he said, “The Lord rebuke you!” Michael left it to God to do the condemning. Yet, he continued to follow God’s commands, trusting in Him.
We, too, can leave it in God’s hands and trust that He is just. We do so by holding on to our faith and spending time in prayer. Our prayers are to be in tune with the Holy Spirit, seeking God’s will in all things rather than our predetermined notions. When we do, God provides the peace we need.
I pray we all spend time in prayer. I pray we seek God’s will in all things. I pray each one of us leave it to God to condemn the ungodly. Pray in God’s will. Trust God. Accept the peace God wants to provide. Hold on to your faith. Be in God’s love.
Jude 20-21 But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.