Sometimes one doesn’t know exactly what to write about.
At the moment that is how I feel. There are so many different things that most of us seem to deal with these days. My thoughts go off to thinking of the present and on-going crisis in Ukraine and the devastation that they as a people continue to experience.
We are still acutely aware of the gun violence that plagues our country. I realize that other countries have many things to consider as well, but this is the land I live in at present. This issue along with many others, seems to cause division and the gap is still growing.
As we know, the entire world now faces severe economic hardship with the continual rise in gas prices. I’m certain that some countries experience this more fiercely than others.
Most of us if not all, are acutely aware of not only the rise in prices at the pump, but also at the grocery store, and even more so, in rent and housing elevated prices. And while many of us have our personal opinions about why this has happened, an emphasis upon political differences is not my intent here.
Perhaps we wonder if things will ever improve, and that would perhaps be a very logical way of looking at things.
Those who consider the water glass either half full or half empty, would both have to obviously look at the facts and stare intently at reality. But having a good and positive outlook is the right approach no matter what the situation is.
In the next week or two, we will be moving, but not far. We’re moving down the hallway to a two bedroom apartment on our floor. Somehow it just worked out.
Earlier in January we were supposed to move, but it didn’t work. Someone else moved in instead. But somehow with the waiting, we ended up getting the original place on our floor that we had wanted.
I’m certain that God made it possible. Good things can and do happen to those who wait.
I must say though, that with everything around us, one cannot dismiss the times we are living in. While we don’t know the day or the hour, it must be obvious to many that we are indeed, living in the last days.
Certainly we don’t know the day or the hour, and thank goodness we don’t know when everything that has been prophesied, will actually happen. But of the times and seasons it should be obvious:
“But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3.
I do however, sense more and more, that things overall, are intensifying. Certainly it seems imminent that the economy will continue to be wreaking havoc on many.
Finding ways of cutting back and learning how to be more frugal, is certainly a good and sensible thing to do in all possible ways that we can.
At one point in time, I had thought that keeping our travel trailer to live in was a wise option, but I had to relinquish it, because of its expense and the need for cutting back on our payments.
We now have a more economical car and that has appeared to be wise considering the high price of gasoline.
I’m certain that some have made plans for food storage and other considerations as the economy faces extreme changes.
Some have been displaced because of the high cost of rent and housing. We are fortunate where we live and realize that many can’t afford adequate places to live these days.
Over the years I have received many Words from The LORD about a future invasion from Russia and China, and even recently, that certainty appears to continue.
With that being said, my only hope and solace is that we will be alerted ahead of time as to how to find safety amid the chaos and impending doom.
Certainly having an anchor of hope and faith for times like these is key, and without this certainty, then one would fall into deep despair.
So we live our days continuing to do the everyday chores and finding our way amid the storms of this life, knowing that the future is dark, but in the end, a great light will emerge for those who believe.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to The LORD is a special way in 1975 and has prophesied regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?