Brad shared the following message:
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High
will find rest
in the shadow of the Almighty.
The world is experiencing a particularly difficult situation with a deadly pandemic. This is a time of testing for our faith.
These trials will show that your faith is genuine (I Peter 1:7).
Is our faith a statement or an action? Faith acts upon the basis of our faith. God is the basis for our faith. When our faith remains strong it brings much praise and glory and honor to God.
The first responders that the world should be seeing at this time are the Church. Believers are in the best position to be first responders. We are the ones with protection. We are the ones with a message of comfort and hope.
Death does not take God by surprise. He is not caught off guard when someone dies “unexpectedly.” God will call us home when our journey is over, when we have accomplished all that He has intended for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). In the meantime we move about under the shadow of the Almighty.
I am encouraged when I hear from my brothers and sisters who are a part of the suffering church in the third world. That is truly where the rubber meets the road. My hope is renewed when they share their perspective with me.
Ancient people put their trust in horses and chariots rather than God to deliver them (Psalm 20:7).
We in America have so much we can fall back on. We, too, are tempted to misplace our trust just like those ancient people.
As believers, we must be in tune to this challenge. Where do we put our trust?
May God help us all . . .
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present (our) requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard (our) hearts and (our) minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
Thank you, Brad. We will continue to share more from our brothers and sisters in the DRC over future blog posts. In the meantime, please continue to pray for them.
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