There is a gathering cloud of anxiety shrouding many in our nation today regardless of affiliation of either faith or politics. Levels of doubt, fear, and worry increase even as the enormity of Hurricane Sandy’s impact continues to spread. Coupled with catastrophic property damage, loss of life, loss of home and/or livelihood, and the presidential election on the horizon, even those who were without stress a few days ago are now experiencing dis-stress. What are we to do? To whom do we look for help?
“When prayer goes unanswered,… You will find there is a reason which is a deep instruction to you.” – Oswald Chambers
Unanswered prayer is frequently a precious gift in disguise. Why do unanswered prayers go hand-in-hand with a call to serve God in ministry?
Faith is not wimpy. Faith is not feeble. Faith is not miserable. Faith is not pathetic. “Meek” and “pathetic” are not the same. How can one be humble yet bold?
Eternal truths pop up in the work of most of the great writers and speakers. Both C.S. Lewis and Oswald Chambers shared this simple point that is highly relevant to all Christians in this hour.
St. Francis said, “Preach the gospel constantly. Use words if necessary.” The most powerful witness or testimony we have for the Lord is what others see when they observe us, not what we speak.