Chaos seems to be all over. You’ve seen it, in the newspaper, on tv, heard it on the radio. You’ve heard of the “Occupy” movements that leaves parks cluttered and creates an unruly bunch of people demanding something for nothing. You’ve seen the people who choose to take a weapon to a public locale and kill/wound others. You’ve heard of the global economic situation.
It all runs together and creates a big chaotic mess.
The devil loves it! He loves seeing people killing one another, hoping to bring more to hell with him. He tries to keep people from focusing on the Lord, from enjoying the peace of God, the comfort and joy of knowing the Love of the Lord. Satan rejoices the more the world declines.
But do not be deceived….Satan won’t be happy forever.
Jesus has already defeated Satan. He did this a long time ago. Jesus defeated death and hell. He withstood all the things the devil threw at Him in temptation.
Dear friend, don’t feel like a failure if you don’t withstand each temptation. The devil tries hard to keep a Christian from living for Jesus, and uses any means he can concoct to keep us from doing just that. He knows our weaknesses and plays on them. Something you’ve tried hard to overcome and with Jesus, you have–the devil will use that very thing to work at you, to try to put a divider between you and Christ.
The devil is working overtime right now, he knows his time is nearly over. He knows how the story ends better than many Christians, and he wants to take as many of us with him as he can. He creates chaos in the world around us to keep people in upheavel, to get people to curse God, deny Jesus. He wants us Christians to turn away from the Lord.
No matter how hard life gets, no matter how much chaos in our lives…don’t turn away. Stay with the Lord and Savior, and He shall take care of you. Life isn’t perfect and easy as a Christian, regardless of what the health and wealth crowd teaches….but Jesus didn’t promise and easy life. He just promised to be with us through it and all the way through eternity!