Monday, May 19, 2014

To Whom It May Concern


To Whom It May Concern:

If you’re reading this letter, you’re concerned. About kidnapped girls. Missing planes. Wayward children. A diagnosis. You’re concerned about a loved one. A bend in the road. A misunderstanding. A hurting friend.
There’s much in this world to bring concern. Concerns can rightfully be called “troubles.” 
But I’m not writing this letter to stir up our troubles, but to share what Jesus said.
He said, “See that you are not troubled” (Matt. 24:6).  We’re concerned. And rightfully so. But Jesus said not to be troubled.
Because “in the world [we] will have tribulation.”  But “Be of good cheer,” He also said. “I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
We are children of the God who reigns (Psalm 47:8).
This world will become the kingdom of our Lord (Rev. 11:15).
God is on our side (Psalm 124:1).
In this world, we will have tribulation. But, to all who are concerned, rest in the One who said, “I have overcome” it all. Rest in the One who knows why we have no cause to be troubled.
He knows the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10).
Nothing escapes the reach of His hand (Isa. 59:1).
Our God reigns (Psalm 47:8).
To whom it may concern, rest in the One who is compassionately aware of concerns, reigning over them, long-suffering, on-time, able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think (Eph. 3:20).
Our God is big enough, compassionate enough, powerful enough, and more present than our human hearts realize.
Do not be troubled.
See to it.

Sincerely,

Concerned, yet seeking to not be troubled 


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