In These Highly Challenging Times, Decide Never to Give Up and Never to Give in

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"Everybody is talking about the Election. No matter who is elected, America is not going to be saved unless we have a moral and spiritual revival" - so said Billy Graham - in 1952!
The situation has been serious before today.
We need to remember this when so many are concerned and even worried about what is happening in Washington, and also in London on this issue of Brexit.
Dr Graham went on, "Britain was about to be overrun in the 1700's by The French Revolution, under threat of disintegration, and God raised up Wesley and Whitfield, along with some others.
These are indeed peculiar times. The news bulletins on television and radio are causing various men and women to tremble.
Might you be overly concerned or worried to the point of trembling? Make no mistake about this, there are many who wonder just what is going to happen as this year advances and progresses.
After that fierce violent attack in the wilderness, and following that experience of one temptation after another, Jesus Christ returned to get on with his work and His ministry.
Jesus came to deal with the real needs of real people.
Our calling in Christ is to stand with, and alongside, people who are suffering.
Why should we care about others? Why should we bother?
There is a biblical reason, a historical reason, and a practical reason.
Jesus is our pattern. All kinds of afflicted people were brought to Jesus for healing, and Jesus healed, released, and set free the inwardly tormented, fulfilling Isaiah's prophecy.
Jesus went around preaching, teaching, and healing.
Jesus was involved in healthcare and education. We hear a lot about that today.
The Church has always cared for the sick, the poor, and the needy.
Go into a village in Kenya where the Gospel has been preached and you will find the church caring for those in need.
People used to call the church as soon as there was a problem. Why?
We need to remember that in this fallen broken world, we are wounded, hurt, broken, and we need each other, in fellowship.
We are highly valued by God, no matter how marked and marred we are.
That is why He sent Jesus - to rescue us.
My readings and study at the beginning of this year were on the theme of "Free to Live" and it has been a most positive and highly encouraging few weeks so far as I have been grounded in the Word of God on vitally important topics.
On the issues of fear and worry, I have learned much, and would be most willing to share this with you if you were to contact me through the excellent facilities available at this website.
Worry can be like grains of sand in the machinery of life and can make a man draw back and even withdraw where before hand he was bold and brave and courageous.
Certain fear lead to wisdom and other types of fear can lead to cowardice and even giving up and giving in.
Jesus Christ never gave up and He never gave in. He faced the cross with all its shame and pain.
On that cross He shed His Blood to wash away our sin and when God the Father raised Him from the dead He poured out the Holy Spirit so that we might remain faithful and true and bold and brave and strong when faced with challenges and conflicts.
May you know that anointing of the Holy Spirit enable you to be loyal and loving and powerful and gracious and forgiving in these difficult days.
Sandy Shaw is Pastor of Nairn Christian Fellowship, Chaplain at Inverness Prison, and Nairn Academy, and serves on The Children's Panel in Scotland, and has travelled extensively over these past years teaching, speaking, in America, Canada, South Africa, Australia, making 12 visits to Israel conducting Tours and Pilgrimages, and most recently in Uganda and Kenya, ministering at Pastors and Leaders Seminars, in the poor areas surrounding Kampala, Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu.
He broadcasts regularly on WSHO radio out of New Orleans, and writes a weekly commentary at http://www.studylight.org entitled "Word from Scotland" on various biblical themes, as well as a weekly newspaper column.
His M.A. and B.D. degrees are from The University of Edinburgh, and he continues to run and exercise regularly to maintain a level of physical fitness.
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