Sometimes, it can feel like the world is falling apart because of all the bad news. In just the past few weeks, we’ve seen hurricanes and earthquakes devastate parts of our nation and others. Have you ever wanted to provide aid, but felt so overwhelmed by what feels like an endless amount of people needing help that you ended up doing nothing?
There are so many people affected by destruction of all kinds that it can be difficult to decide who we should help. And often when bad events happen, people turn to the Church. What is the Church going to do? How is the Church going to respond?
But if you’re asking that question and you’re already a follower of Jesus, you should be looking into a mirror. Every one of us is a part of the Church—you don’t have to be employed in ministry full-time in order to be a minister. None of us have the resources to help everybody, but when devastation strikes, talk to God. And when He gives you a clear vision, act on it!
Imagine what would happen if every Christian on the planet fulfilled their God-given purpose to the best of their ability. All kinds of things will try to distract us from the call that God has on our lives, so if we try to do it with our own power, the discouragement and devastation will destroy. Us. But through the supernatural power of God in us, we can be more determined than ever to stand up and show God’s glory to the hearts of people.
We are all called to ministry to help people discover who God is and who they can be in Him. What God wants the Church—all of His people—to do in difficult, destructive, or devastating times is to press through the challenges and get people’s attention, not because we’re great, but because He is.
Watch the full teaching for There Is Hope.