"These things have I spoken to you, that IN ME you may have PEACE. In the world you will have TRIBULATION; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."  

John 16:33


       Uncertainty, we all face it one way or another. I hardly know a person today on planet Earth, that isn't wrestling in the jaws of uncertainty. Uncertainty in their job, uncertainty in their finances, uncertainty in their health, uncertainty in their relationships, uncertainty in their Christian walk, uncertainty in their governments, uncertainty in their future, uncertainty in their marriage and family, uncertainty in their churches and to some uncertainty in life-and-death.


       Jesus forewarned us, "In the world you WILL have tribulation." The tribulation He speaks of is pressure, oppression, stress, anguish, adversity, trouble, persecution, and severe affliction. It's there, it's real and God is allowing it for a reason. The reason, the golden thread that runs through all our tribulations today, is that we might find our STABILITY IN CHRIST only! He is the antidote, the good medicine to counteract whatever tribulations we are presently under, or will face in the future.


       Only IN JESUS can we face uncertainty with perfect peace. He only asks us to yield ourselves to Him, our whole lives that He may work in us and through us and for us by His own mighty power. Our part is to yield ourselves unreservedly to Him. All our thoughts, all our feelings, all that we have and are, that He can do His part.


       His part is to work in us, to will and to do of his good pleasure. Now, take each little step as He makes it plain to you. Bring all your life, in each of its details, to Him to regulate and guide. Follow gladly and quickly the suggestions of His Holy Spirit, according to His Word, in your soul. Day by day He will bring you more and more into conformity with His will in all things, molding you and fashioning you to live above your uncertainties.


       Now remain IN HIM, do not let go, and you will find you can face uncertainty with perfect peace!



       Learning to Rest in Him,


                 Jim & Sally



Sally Hohnberger
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