Christian, Stop Worrying!

Posted on August 21, 2020

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By David Ettinger

Legitimate Concerns
On a friend’s Facebook page, I read an entry beginning with these words: “Today is one of the hardest days to be a Christian …”

I can empathize with my friend as these are trying times for Western Christians. Between the Covid-19 pandemic and the unraveling of culture and society here in the U.S., there is much uncertainty about where our nation is heading.

Add to the mix that this is an election year; many believers are deeply worried about the impact on our Christian freedoms should Joe Biden capture the presidency from Donald Trump. These are not trivial matters!

A Different Perspective
Yet, as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, I take a different perspective. One verse which comes to mind when I get down or overly concerned is Romans 8:37: “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

As Christians, we are conquerors, and God expects us to live that way. The biggest thing we conquered is spiritual death, which means our eternal destiny – existence in “paradise” with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ – is assured. As such, we should live as those awaiting eternal glory.

This doesn’t mean we should have no concerns; that would be unnatural. But it’s how we handle those concerns that matters. For instance, if President Trump loses the election, many Christians will experience depression and allow fear to overwhelm them. This should never be the case!

Rather, as conquerors saved by the Lord Jesus, we should see every day as a wonderful day! Why? Because God is still on His throne, He is still in control, the actions of men and women cannot change or affect Him, and the promise of the return of the Lord Jesus Christ stands.

Also standing is God’s promise to restore the Earth, establish His Millennial Kingdom, and live among His redeemed for eternity. Yes, despite the spiritual demise of the West, it is indeed a wonderful day for Christians!

What God Says
Now, if you or I were to ask God what He thinks of all this, I believe He would say something along these lines:

I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. … I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things. You heavens above, rain down my righteousness; let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it; I, the Lord, have created it.

Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, ‘What are you making?’ Does your work say, ‘The potter has no hands’?” It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts” (Isaiah 45:5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12).

Game. Set. Match.

This IS why Christians should never worry about the fate of this world!