Yes, the Doomsday Predictions Feel Real, But … by DOUG STRINGER for Charisma News
God has not forgotten you! He is standing over His Word, ready to bring it to pass in your life. Even when your present circumstances look bleak, God’s thoughts toward you are of good and not evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
Near the end of 2011, many analysts started making predictions for the coming season. Most of the predictions had a doomsday feel to them, both on the national and international scale. Today, the political landscape is troubling, both at home and abroad.
It’s true—people are struggling.
God has not forgotten you
God has not forgotten you. He has a plan and a purpose for you that are greater than any of the temporary circumstances that may be plaguing you. His Word over your life is true and He will be faithful to complete it.
We must stand on the goodness and faithfulness of God and continue to declare His Word over our lives. In 2 Chronicles 6:17, Solomon prayed, “And now, O LORD God of Israel, let Your word come true, which You have spoken to Your servant David.”
Solomon knew the word of God spoken over his father, David, and that word carried the promises for his own life. Now Solomon cried out to the Lord to let that word come true that he might see it come to pass.
We too, must pray earnestly for the purposes of God to come to pass in our lives. We are not to sit idly by, waiting to see what will happen all around us. No, God invites us to become partners with Him to see His word come to pass. Jesus commanded us to pray as He prayed, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
As we turn our focus to the Lord and to His kingdom, our prayers activate the purposes of God. Just as it says in James 5:16, “the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
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