There are times in these days when I feel kinship with a sad singer sitting on the banks of a Babylonian river asking, “How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a foreign land?” (Psalm 137:4 ESV).
These are uncertain, evil, and anxious times. But today God is sovereign, good, and fearless.
And all that He is—is alive in us: “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Galatians 2:20).
What helps me most in times like these is to trust my emotions and reasoning less, and to trust the Word of God more. In the Word of God, the people of God are never limited in their impact by people who don’t know God; they are only limited by their own sin.
It almost seems that when God wants to change the world and bring about great spiritual movements, He Himself places His people in impossible situations!
In the city of Thessalonica 2000 years ago, a group of new believers encountered evil leaders, racism, riots, and opposition to all that was good. Paul challenged them that “no one be moved by these afflictions. For you yourselves know that we are destined for this” (1 Thessalonians 3:3).
God was in the middle of it all, advancing His kingdom even in the midst of an evil earthly kingdom. The result?
God used the Thessalonians to change their city and beyond in about six months.
Paul said the gospel was “sounding forth” from them in such a way that everywhere Paul preached, they had already heard about the awakening in Thessalonica (1 Thessalonians 1:8).
However you are feeling right now about the election, don’t let your emotions cause you to miss what matters most:
THIS IS THE TIME FOR THE CHURCH TO SHINE!
Perhaps the most important question in these times is what the church in America will do now—not about the election, but about herself.
The church has been paralyzed by disunity, slander, immorality, and a complete failure to obey the Great Commission or the Great Commandment. We need to repent.
We need the new life and new power of revival.
If we have that, no government opposition can stop us. If we don’t have it, we won’t need the government to stop us—we’ll keep on stopping ourselves.
God is working. Always!
Last week, I saw fifty pastors gather in one city to seek God together for the revival we need.
Will you join them, wherever you are, in repentance, humility, and faith that if we will return to the Lord, He will return to us in power, and we will have all we need in this nation in these days?
Hear—really hear—the voice of the Lord:
“Take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33)!
(If you want to go deeper in knowing what to do to see revival in our day, check out Life Action’s new study through 1 Thessalonians, Revive and Restart).