For Such A Time As This

Maximizing everyday moments to glorify God

Safe for all eternity

on November 8, 2016

crossFor I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

We all like to feel safe. I know I do. There’s a sense of security in thinking that since the doors are all locked and we’re all snuggled into our beds, we are…safe. When we all buckle up and the car is full of gas and equipped for all weather conditions, we think we are…safe. When the “right” people are governing us, we think we are…safe.

The truth is, safety is fleeting. This world is full of evil and wrong choices. So our safety – here – is always compromised.

I’ll be totally honest, I have gotten caught up in the emotion and divisiveness of this election. I get pretty passionate, especially when I see the slippery slope our country has been on for a while, and continues to slide down. It puts a laser focus on the prophecies of the Bible, seeing the demise of the world and all the elements aligning signaling Jesus’ imminent return.

But, when I spent my time discussing and reading, and posting on social media, there was no peace. However, when I have stepped away from all the noise, and really prayed about it, God whispered to my heart: I am in control. Ahh, peace.

He will accomplish His purpose here on earth, AND for all eternity, no matter what.

When I fix my eyes on the eternal picture, true safety comes into focus. Knowing that whatever happens to us in this life, there is a welcoming and perfect reality in Heaven that is forever painless, peaceful, and…safe. There, evil is crushed and Jesus is triumphant. There, nothing can separate us from Him. There, no tears will fall and no hearts will be broken. There, only paradise and praise.

As I look up at the wall above my computer, the words of Jeremiah 29:11 beckon me. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Those words apply here and now, and forever. This life is but a fraction of eternity. Because of His Word, I have to believe that no matter what we endure here on Earth, we will be immeasurably overjoyed in Heaven.

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