1999 The Columbine High School massacre
2001 The World Trade center destruction
2001 American Airlines Flight 587 Crash
2005 Katrina deadliest USA Hurricane
2011 Tuscaloosa and Birmingham, Alabama tornado
2011 Joplin, Missouri Tornado
2012 Aurora Colorado Mass shooting
Catastrophes are unfortunately are part of human life. Why? Because of evil…and the devil’s influence in people’s minds. He is 100% responsible for all evil acts. People who do these things made a decision to do these evil things. Yes… even the natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornado’s, etc… are the devils evil works. Before Adam and Eve sinned…there wasn’t any natural disasters.
When these things happen…many people struggle with the horror of an act like this….and today we are all dealing with… why this 24-year-old man would shoot so many people he didn’t know.
I can tell you for sure that nobody on this earth has the answer to why was this or any other previous terrible events were allowed to happen. We only know the devil is at the bottom of it all. Only God knows all the details and we will know these answers when we make our transition to our eternal life.
So how are we suppose to deal with this? First we must pray for all the victims and their families. We should also pray for souls to be saved and we should be actively sharing our faith with others. We should pray for people who were affected by this shooting and the fear and terror that something like this may brings on our children and others.
We who are Christians should not be terrorized by fear because we know that the Lord will be with us and help us out of difficult situations. Even if the situation would take our life …we know we will be with our Lord.
I’m concerned about what can happen to me in this world…but I know that God doesn’t want me to be fearful and living in a state of anxiety. We Christians have the Holy Spirit living inside of us and He has and will help us to get through the most difficult things this life may bring.
I have something very important to say to you today…..put this statement in your spirit….”FEAR NOT”!!!
Don’t be fearful about anything in your life….what is happening, what has happened or what may happen. Keep your eyes on Jesus!! Trust Him! Pray and read the scriptures! I’m going to give you one of many great scriptures from Gods word on fear:
1 The LORD is my light and my salvation —
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the LORD,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the LORD
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
Message for today: I’m sure that this shooting won’t be the last and that there are more natural disasters to come. I can tell you for sure that God will provide a way through things and He will provide a way out. These horrific things happen once in a while….while every minute of everyday there are millions of miracles from the Lord. Many healings, near misses and many rescues are happening as you read this. God is a good God. Let’s just trust that He knows what He doing. Spending time questioning things produces stress and doubt. To survive our world one must….pray, study the bible, walk with God and trust Him. I guarantee you that if you do these 4 things you’ll make it to the end….billions of others already have.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,and he will make your paths straight.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.