How Do We Respond to the World’s Chaos?

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Lamentations 3:22-23

1. Be Steadfast in Love:

Be steadfast in Love. Love is not just about feelings or an emotion that we have but rather a choice. Choice is very powerful. Making a choice to love is the most powerful weapon God has given man. 1 Corinthians 13:8 says love “never fails”. There is no weapon that can conquer love. Verse 7 of the same chapter says “love endures all things”. Did you ever feel like you just couldn’t go on? Well love says “I can do it”. Learn to love and you can get through it. 1 Corinthians 13: 7 also says love hopes all things and believes all things. Galatians 5:6 says faith works by love. Are you feeling down and defeated? Are you feeling like you will never have breakthrough? Learn to love and your faith will grow. Instead of looking at people and saying “you’re the problem”, start smiling at them and say “today is going to be a great day”.

Believers that love are not out there always trying to prove their point or make their voices heard. They are finding out how they can help others and improve others situations. The enemy hates this, he wants everyone down and depressed. But the enemy is powerless against it he can’t stop a Believer who has chosen to love others no matter what.

2. Have Mercy:

Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Jesus is speaking here about the last days. We all have many opportunities to be angry at someone or “go-off” on someone. Maybe getting cut off on the highway or someone is giving you a bad attitude at the store. I know for me sometimes I watch the news and you see all the injustice in the world and you just get mad and want someone to pay. God needs us to have mercy. Not just out spoken mercy but in our minds and hearts. We need to think along the lines of mercy.

Yes there are many evil things happening out there but we are still called to take a deep breath and see the world through God’s eyes. God’s mercies never come to an end. God’s mercies are new every day. That means you can mess up and mess up and mess up and God will forgive and forgive and forgive.

Of course we should pursue justice and allow the law to take its course. But Romans 12:21 says “we overcome evil with good.” Find ways to overlook all the small petty stuff and the big stuff kick into prayer and let God handle it. Don’t dwell on it; don’t get caught up in anger. Remember what Jesus said while hanging on the cross? He said “Father forgive them…” Let’s live a life where mercy is our attitude and not condemnation.

3. Be Faithful:

Luke 16:10 He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much

Be faithful with what God has given you and where God has put you. God is looking for faithfulness. When the Holy Spirit speak to you don’t say “yes I will get to that one day”. Get to it now, be faithful to him now. Lamentations 3:23 says great is God’s faithfulness to us. We need to have great faith towards Him. We need to major on faith and being faithful. Luke 18:8 says that God is looking for faith on the earth. Hebrews 11:6 says without faith its “impossible” to please God. Our faithfulness means that we trust Him, but it also show that He can trust us.

1 John 5:4 says that “faith is the victory that overcomes the world”. Is this world dragging you down and causing you to feel defeated? Put your trust in Him. Put your faith in God and let Him help you overcome.

Lamentations 3:22-23 speaks about God’s steadfast love, His unending mercy and His great faithfulness. We need to be imitators of our Father. Let’s not just sit back and reap the benefits of how good God is to us. Let’s become like Him. God knows the way to victory and he wants us to follow in his footsteps so that we can be victorious and have the same success.

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