How Can I Be Certain That God is in Control in The Midst of Conflict?

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Here in America we seem to fight about everything…a very divided nation by politics. Politics never has solved anything. To many have made politicians their God. I watch Facebook, and it makes me so sad about the vulgar language being used and so many just worshiping politicians and leaving God out. It is bad when people make fun out of the coronavirus when people are dying, I have never thought making fun out of the death of one person is funny, what if it was your loved one? I don’t think God is happy with that type of humor. So many Americans are just plain mean. Many Americans look to politicians and the government to solve all their problems. I have never met a politician that heals. Our Country is in chaos…..because so many have drifted away from God. My friend Kathy Garcia said yesterday, The HATE FLU is the worst!

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How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict?

Mar 10, 2020

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: How can I be certain that God is in control in the midst of conflict? — G.C.

A: For those who belong to Christ and have Him at the center of life, God is near. When we struggle, fight, and strive for our way, we are not “resting” in the Lord. “Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret” (Psalm 37:7).

We must let go of inner tensions that life sends our way, trusting in God moment by moment. A victorious Christian is confident that God is in control. Reliance on the Holy Spirit gives us physical and emotional rest as we set our minds on Christ.

The Bible tells us: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him… because they are spiritually discerned…. But we have the mind of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:14-16).

We are the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised that God the Father would send His spirit to help us in all things. We must admit our weakness so that we can ask Him to take over. Standing with Christ means that we stand aside and let Him have His way in our hearts and minds.

What a comfort to know that our Savior is constantly praying for us. “[There is] no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit…. For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit… because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God” (Romans 8:1, 5, 27).

This should be a tremendous encouragement to every follower of Christ.

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(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

(c)2020 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.

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