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Summary: If there was ever a time for you to be telling about the peace you've found in Jesus, it's now!

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WHAT YOU SEE AT YEARS END

Text: "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Hebrews 6:19).

What a year! I can't remember a year (and I've had a few!) where the landscape of our world has changed so dramatically. It raises the question David asked a long time ago:"When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?"

So many things we've been able to count on - "foundations" - have been shaken in recent months. And many believe "we ain't seen nothin' yet!" So "what can the righteous do?" David's answer neutralizes every uncertainty:"The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord is on His heavenly throne." Psalm 11:3-4.

Nothing that really matters has changed - or ever will. Our Mighty God is still totally in charge. And we have the assurance that He uses the times to purify and position His people for His purposes! That's where my heart is - seeking the new thing God wants to do through the challenges and questions of this new season.

Our God is:

-recession-proof...

-depression-proof...

-terror-proof...

-death-proof!

It was in "the year that King Uzziah died" (meaning "in the year that everything changed") that he "saw the Lord, seated on a throne, high and exalted" (Isaiah 6:1). That's when we really do need to see the Lord - in the times when everything is changing. Goodbye, pride and self-reliance...hello, humility and dependency. Goodbye, trusting in human resources...hello, abandonment to God's "mercies...new every morning" (Lamentations 3:22-23).

There's something spiritually invigorating about turbulent times. It opens us up to new things God wants to say and do in our lives. And it opens up lost hearts that might otherwise be closed to hearing about Jesus. No doubt you have among your family, your circle of friends, your coworkers, people who are trying to navigate this white-water without Jesus in their boat. They are looking for an anchor. And the Bible says of Jesus, "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure" (Hebrews 6:19).

If there was ever a time for you to be telling about the peace you've found in Jesus, it's now! It's a peace that's based, not on what's going on around you, but on Who is going on inside you! Tell them about the Relationship that is a life anchor they cannot lose.

He proved His love will never leave us when He hung on a cross for us. He proved His power is stronger than anything when He walked out of His grave. This is a rescue moment! Don't miss it!

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