This morning our message is a continuation from last week as we talked about Mustard Seed Faith. From these messages I have given much thought to the attack of Satan, on the faith of believers.
Society is besieged by the work of the evil one. Sadly, his effort has reached far- even into the church. The world seems so different now. After three years, Covid is still a discussion in society as during this time many have walked away from God. Others are shouting “there is no God”, while some are saying, “who is God?” In addition, society is also feeling a strange pressure of war. Not that war is anything new (quite the contrary), but this war is escalating into something that may require us to move all of our church services to heaven. The “N” word is becoming more and more commonplace after multiple countries are threatening to use nuclear weapons. The price of gas is up, and the stock market is down. The world around us appears to be unraveling.
In the midst of this maddening chaos there is a place which God, in his infinite wisdom, has prepared for us. As the song says, the joy of the Lord is my strength. Whatever comes against me, the joy of the Lord is my strength. Whatever is taken from me, the joy of the Lord is my strength. Regardless what is said about me, the joy of the Lord is my strength. Regardless how large the bomb dropped on my house, the joy of the Lord is still my strength. The beautiful reality of being in Christ is that NOTHING can touch the joy God has placed in us. As things continue to unravel, just remember - the joy of the Lord is our strength!