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Three Biblical Ways to Prepare for an Uncertain Future


Christian Headlines - An apartment building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed yesterday. The death toll has risen to three as of this writing; nearly one hundred people remain unaccounted for. President Biden approved an emergency declaration early this morning and ordered federal assistance to supplement state and local response efforts. Viewing the pictures makes the tragedy even more real.



When I first heard the news, I was shocked by such a horrible tragedy. It’s difficult to imagine what it would be like for the building where you live suddenly to collapse around you.


However, I was not surprised. We live in a fallen world where pandemics strike and heatwaves are a reality. We know that bad things often happen to good people.



By contrast, when our oldest son was diagnosed with cancer several years ago, I will confess to you my first reaction: It’s not fair. I’ve prayed for his safety every day since the day we discovered Janet was pregnant with him. The conscious part of me knew that such prayers were no guarantee, of course. Bad things are likely to happen to him as they happen to us all.


But my reaction, nonetheless, betrayed my unstated expectation that while bad things happen to good people, they’re not supposed to happen to God’s people.

The opposite, however, is actually the case.



NOT "IF" BUT "WHEN"

Yesterday, we discussed the courage that is needed in a “post-truth” culture to tell people truth they don’t want to hear. Today, let’s close our week-long conversation about truth by focusing on the courage God’s people have always needed to....READ MORE


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