Are you afraid of all that’s happening in our world today?  Has a pastor stirred you up? Has a web site instilled anger, frustration and fear in your heart? Has YouTube so totally disrupted your simple love relationship with Jesus?

You’re not alone.  Many have made these mistakes.

Add to that the many changes happening globally one after another after another.

COVID-19. Mandates. Isolation. Vaccines. Requirements. Globalism.

On and on the list goes. What are you supposed to do?

1. Don’t be afraid. The Lord Almighty is on the throne.  He is your stronghold in times of trouble.

Nahum 1:7 (NKJV) The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

2. Don’t be easily influenced in your vulnerable condition.

Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV) “You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

3. Don’t worry about tomorrow (or wild conspiracy hypothetical theories)

Matthew 6:25–34 (NKJV) “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

4. Don’t bite and devour other Christians who think differently than you.

Galatians 5:15 (NKJV) “But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!”

5. Do trust in the Lord will all your heart.

Proverbs 3:5–8 (NKJV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones.”

6. Do love God and your neighbor!

Luke 10:27 (NKJV) “So he answered and said, “ ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ”

7. Do Go about preaching and teaching the Kingdom of God!

Luke 10:3 (NKJV) “Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.”

8. Do fear God more than you fear any man.

Matthew 10:28 (NKJV) “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”

It’s easy to be troubled in these troubling times but God is faithful. No matter what happens, He will keep His promises to us.  Our greatest need is to abide in Christ. Energy spent elsewhere is wasted.

Are you wasting your time worrying?
Are you wasting your time plotting?
Are you wasting your time fear mongering?

But pastor what about socialism, the constitution, death camps, the New World Order?  Seriously, you’re being distracted away from what’s really important. Repent and get back to your first love relationship with Jesus.  The matters of the world have taken you off course. The lost world needs you!

Revelation 2:4–5 (NKJV) “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

Surrendered those matters to the Lord and choose to do your Father’s business. Again.

John 8:29 (NKJV) “And He who sent Me is with Me. The Father has not left Me alone, for I always do those things that please Him.”