If you have ever had an early-morning flight, I guarantee you set your alarm. Chances are, you set more than one device or asked someone in the house to set their alarm. This is one alarm you do not want to sleep through.
Today, I feel God has set an alarm for those who don’t know Him, as well as for those who have a relationship. ‘Seems to me, there is trouble on every side; I don’t know that I’ve ever seen so many sick and troubled people.
For those without a daily walk with the Lord, it’s a wake-up call. “You need me, and I want to save you.” It would serve us well to realize we are not in control. We are nothing without Him. Our very existence depends on God.
To the church, it’s, “I know you have faith; you believe in me, worship and praise me, but now it’s time to trust me.”
We know God can, but do we trust He will? He has given us promises, and yet our faith is weak. We are looking at what we see and how we feel. Isn’t it strange how we had faith when things looked like they were going as we thought they should? Now things are in upheaval, and the very promise we were excited about has turned to doubt.
If we will trust God, we know He is faithful; He doesn’t need us. What we see as a problem isn’t a stumbling block but a stepping stone. When we continue to pray (not moan because it isn’t happening our way), praise, and worship, we are trusting Him, despite the way things look. We can commit our lives to Him, knowing He always has our best interest for His purpose.
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”(Proverbs 3:5)
Yes, the alarm is set; we don’t want to miss this flight.
“Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments…” (Isaiah 52:1-3)
“Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (IThessalonians 4:17)