Courage to Face the Challenges That Lie Ahead

Nena Arias | September 12, 2022

Matters in America seem to be getting outrageously worse all across the board and the message of doom and gloom is coming at us from every direction as if something unusual is taking place in the nation and the world. Has this happened before?

To answer that question is why accurate and unadulterated history is most invaluable to revisit the lessons of the past. It is indisputable that those lessons can show the best way for a better outcome. Never let anyone distract you from the fact that what we believe and work for determines the end result.

Throughout thousands of years in every generation, humans make their best attempts to develop and establish their best political, moral, social, economic, and religious conditions. It is also true that many will offer to others their solutions as a way out of complex and threatening situations. Slothful minds don’t bother to verify if what they are hearing is true, half-truths, myths or lies; and as sheep, they are led to the slaughter.

The good news is that not all people are careless, there are some individuals, who are diligent in searching out the truth. Once they understand it, they live by it, proclaim it, and defend it to the best of their ability. What history and people, who pursue truth, have in common is that truth is never out-of-date, and its principles will apply. Truth proves that if it was good in the past, it is good for today and will be good for tomorrow; those who act on it can most certainly count on those principles/facts to genuinely work things out for good—if they don’t give up.

Never allow yourself to be intimidated by the politically correct (PC) crowd, neither apologize for bringing to light the truth that sets people free. We must scrutinize everything, and I mean everything, from politicians and government at all levels to economics, which includes all social programs. Other influencing factors are also education, the media outlets, the world of entertainment and every printed and spoken word. Absolutely nothing should get a pass; not even religion as promoted by Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam, Liberal Theology, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shintoism, Atheism, and Evolution. Believe it or not, evolutionists do admit they are a religion. Anyone and anything that offers a solution to hopelessness and a bleeding world must be scrutinized, lest repetition of the same mistakes brings forth the same rotten results as they did in the past.

Not even the horrible mistakes committed in the name of Christianity should get a pass. Do not even attempt to defend them. On the other hand, should we be silenced because of those errors? Absolutely not, because we can always unapologetically hold up the lives of those who embraced the truth found in the Bible and point out all the good they did for humanity and the things that continue to benefit us. Good deeds and seeds never die, though they may fade for a while, they will always resurface. The longing for good in the human soul will cause them to seek it out.

God’s superior and undying truths will always resurface; God sees to it. Two thousand years of biblical Christian history confirm to us the vital reliance upon the Bible to search for answers in order to avoid the drawbacks of religious humanistic-secular ideas and their racist mantra. As biblical Christians, we should never apologize or be ashamed of our conviction in the Bible as the final authority in all areas of life. Individuals as well as nations can trust the Word of God above the word of man as the most reliable and relevant source of direction for our world. God’s Word tells us the good, the bad and the ugly to help us choose where we want to go in life.

The moral law of God was given as a standard for living 1400 years before Christ. It was exemplified in the life of Christ in his human body, so, we have no excuse to not know the way of life from God’s perspective.

From the very beginning, when Israel was liberated from slavery in Egypt, God warned the people not to embrace the ideas and cultures of the pagan nations, but if they did, there would be negative consequences. The reasoning is very simple, God’s ideas and His ways are so superior they cannot be compared with those who go against Him; historically they produce opposite results.

The hope for the brightest future came in the person of our Messiah, Jesus Christ and His government. After His resurrection He appeared to the disciples and reiterated this message. In Luke 24:44-46 we read the following: “Then he said to them, ‘These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, ‘Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead.’”

The victory of Christ will always give us the courage to press on and endure whatever challenge we may face because he showed us the way on how to do that even through horrific suffering but not without reward. All we have to do is follow in his footsteps.

With men many things may seem impossible, and many are impossible in our own strength, but with God, all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
When we understand and accept the fact that God controls history, and that in generation after generation His plan is being carried out, it totally changes our perspective on how to interpret the past, present, and future. In the Holy Scriptures we have the most important document that can be verified. Scripture interprets Scripture and history confirms it.
As true followers of Christ, we do not follow an illusion but a reality. We have no reason to feel intimidated when we face difficult times, whatever they may be; we confront them with God’s knowledge and wisdom. As we continue to face the future with all its daunting challenges, we need to be reminded that for this reason we were born. We were recruited for His service and our faith is unapologetically biblical and strong in defense of our God-given liberty. It is our duty to this present generation and the ones to come to point out the way for them. Let us not withdraw from the challenges before us.