“Christ alone–Cornerstone; the weak made strong in the Savior’s love.” A great modern worship tune, and a true statement. A God centered life is most often a life of contentment, peace, and love. Let’s explore why. Mosey on down this path with me a while.
When a Christian, a true believer, observes a person who lives without God, what do they see? I know in my own life before I became acquainted with the ‘heart knowledge’ of Christ, I was uncertain and anxious a great deal of the time, especially in regards to my final destination. I was unable to face the inevitability of my life ending without becoming almost visibly upset and anxious–we’re talking ants in the pants, sweating, scared, unable to breathe , nearly panic attack status. Why? Because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Plain and simple. I was utterly, tragically, bereft of “the peace which surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7) which can only be found when Christ is the sovereign King of your life.
Now, praise be to God, I am not only at peace with my mortal life terminating, but am prepared and ready. Anticipatory. What awaits me is more beautiful than any volume of words can describe–all because I have joyfully accepted the Hand that bears the scars of my salvation.
Can believers doubt, or ever experience turmoil, suffering, and uncertainty? Of course. But we are never alone in our darkness. We can lean on the Man of Sorrows (Is. 53:3) who knows exactly what we are dealing with, our unique situation, and can empathize with us. He cries when we cry, rejoices when we rejoice. What a Friend we have in Jesus, indeed! Amen. He remembers (knows) we are naught but dust, and upholds us when we can’t stand on our own (Ps. 103:14). What would we, I, do without Him?
All that to say this: when our world appears to be crumbling, or when everything is indeed sunshine and rainbows, all we need do is whisper the Name that is above every name , and He will uphold us with His mighty strength (Ps. 71, 63, Is. 41:10). Our faith, belief, and trust is in Jesus, who holds the future in His hands. Talk about standing on the Rock, our Cornerstone!! We can get on with living life rather than be crushed beneath the weight of our earthly troubles. Praise be to Jesus!!
I am so blessed to have the ability to share this message of hope and peace with you today, in the light of these unprecedented times we are in– the end times, amen? God has filled my soul to brimming with light this day, and I had to let it shine! HE is our light, strength and our song!! (Ps. 118, Ex. 15:2, Jn. 8-9). May the peace of the Lord be with you– always. Blessings!!