Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I’m inspired to write you in this time of trouble and uncertainty. We understand all the trouble that the world is confronted with right now, from natural disaster to threats of nuclear war.
We have seen Hurricane Harvey and all its destructive effects in Houston, Texas, and now other ones are on their way: Irma, Jose and Katia. However, in this time of unpredictability and disaster, Jesus told us in John 14:1 to not to let our hearts be troubled. We are not to allow all these to bring fear into our hearts, because God has not given us the spirit of fear, but love and sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7). We are the children of the Master, the King of Kings; our God is in charge of all situations and circumstances. I want to encourage you to continue to put your trust on Him, for He has the best plans for you. He said in His word, through the prophet Jeremiah in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans of good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Therefore, this is the time to be still and see the salvation of the Lord. Furthermore, I believe that God wants us to be more drawn to him and to put our confidence in Him because He cares for us. 1 Peter 5:7 says “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
God is calling us to be prepared and ready because He is coming back soon and as such, He would not want His coming to take us by surprise. It is my pleasure to encourage you, dear brothers and sisters, to keep your confidence in Jesus who is the author and the finisher of our faith.
Remember, we the church are praying for you. Stay safe and God bless you.