August 31, 2020 Rick Warren Devotional :- How to Be Confident in Uncertain Times
“Be patient, resting your hearts on the ultimate certainty.”
James 5:8 (PHILLIPS)
History is God’s story. It’s not circular. There is no circle of life. History is linear, and it’s moving to a climax. God has a plan. God has a purpose. And one day Jesus is going to return. Everything is on schedule. We don’t know when he’s coming back, but the Bible talks more about Jesus’ second coming than it does about his first coming. That means it should change how we live our lives every day. We should be living with great expectation!
Although the situation may seem out of control and what you’re going through may be painful, nothing is beyond God’s control. Be patient. God’s timing is perfect. He’s never late. He is in control.
The J.B. Phillips translation of James 5:8 says, “Be patient, resting your hearts on the ultimate certainty.”
What’s the ultimate certainty? Jesus is going to come back one day. Nothing’s going to stop that.
Knowing that history is under God’s control and that Jesus has promised to return should give us all the confidence we need in uncertain times. When you feel like you can’t count on anything else, count on this: God’s got this. And Jesus will come back one day soon to make all things right and new.