Dr. Brandon Hayes’ devotion explores our first core value. Each of our 5 core values provide the foundation of how we conduct ourselves and our work at Christian Family Solutions in response to God’s overwhelming love for us.
We are CHRIST-CENTERED.
Our ultimate goal is to reflect the love of Jesus to those we serve, impacting them in this life and for eternity.
I think nearly everyone would agree with me we are living in unsettling and uncertain times. Remember asking – when will the pandemic end? What will life look like in the future? What will be the “new normal”? Will the social media giants limit free speech and begin to censor the church? What is happening with the political climate in the United States? Although I have heard these questions and concerns from many clients, I must admit I often have found myself pondering them personally.
Thankfully, we have a sovereign God who has watched over His people and promises to continue doing so. When I reflect on the truths in Scripture, I can’t help but think about all of the times the political climates and worldly cultures must have been so disconcerting, as well. Certainly, the culture and government weren’t great around the time Jesus was born!! In fact, I am often struck that throughout the history of the Christian church, during some of the most oppressive and uncertain times, the Christian church flourishes. Think about that. When it seems like things are the worst, God continues to bless his people and his church. From Ecclesiastes 1:9, “The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing. What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” What comfort that brings to know this is nothing new and God will bless us no matter what is occurring in the world around us.
It is my hope and prayer that we can serve as beacons of hope and constant reminders of this promise from God. What a great privilege it is to serve those in distress with the comfort and peace knowing that “God’s got this.” And He will continue to bless and prosper even when things may seem bleaker and more hopeless than ever.
Heavenly Father, continue to use us as your lights in what truly seems a dark world. Allow us, through our words and actions, to reflect the truths of your grace and offer hope to those who are hurting. Allow others to see the truths of your promises to bless all things done in your name.
1) What are some of the most troubling things you see in your world? How can you use these promises from God to provide you with comfort?
2) What are two ways you can model your confidence in God’s promise to bless his church (even in troubling times) to people in your life today?