We're living in turbulent, unsteady times. Terrorism, political upheaval, sin abounding, how do we as God's people respond to it all?
First of all, we must realize that no political figure, no man or woman, is the answer to earth's woes. God tells us not to put our trust in man. Our trust and refuge is to be in God alone. (Psalm 118:8) Many will be deceived when a leader arises in this world bringing the nations into a time of false peace. We've got to be aware of that. The only One who will bring this world into true peace is the Prince of Peace, when He returns to rule and reign forever and ever.
As God's people we must build our foundation on the truth of God's Word and be uncompromising in our obedience to it. It may not be the popular thing or the culturally correct thing to do, but it is essential to the survival of our house. It is the only way we will withstand the storms we all can sense on the horizon.
Build your house on the rock and do not fear. Jesus Himself told us, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace confidence. In the world you have tribulation trials distress frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]" John 16:33