We are surrounded with uncertainty all around the world today. We have a worldwide pandemic. There are devastating, historic wildfires along the Pacific coast. The world is on the cusp of unprecedented famine. Millions of people are facing hunger. Locusts are swarming in record numbers. There have been earthquakes. The hurricane season of 2020 is setting records. The United States has seen terrible rioting. Cities have been burned and looted. There are calls to defund the police. Our economy seems to be on the verge of complete collapse. We’ve had lockdowns and quarantines. We are also facing a very controversial and emotional presidential election.
“What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, the dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever.” (Isaiah 5:20-21 NLT)
It looks like we are in the middle of Satan’s playground. Evil abounds.
How can we be certain in the midst of so much uncertainty? What can we be certain of?
There is a beautiful hymn, written by Daniel W. Whittle in 1883. The chorus: “For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able. To keep that which I’ve committed unto Him against that day.”
I am certain that I will be safe in God’s hands until He calls me home to Heaven. And I know that Heaven will be more beautiful than anything humans can imagine. I’ve committed my soul into God’s keeping.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and He is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand. The Father and I are one.” (John 10: 27-30 NLT)
I am certain that I will go to Heaven some day. I hope it’s soon. I am certain that Satan cannot touch me or take me from the Father’s hands. No matter what happens to my physical body, my soul is safe.
“He who is the faithful witness to all these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!’ Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20 NLT)
What a joyful reunion that will be! Are you certain that you will be there?