Rise to the Challenge (Part 2)

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Think a minute...”Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” We are facing the most challenging time in human history. Our world population has exploded to more than 7 billion! With far more people on the planet, we are running out of clean air and clean water. We have new extreme weather patterns and problems humankind has never faced before. We are trying to survive more killer tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, droughts and other natural disasters than any generation in history. 

AIDS has already killed countless millions—and there is still no cure in sight! In Africa, entire towns have only children left living in them because all the fathers and mothers are dead from AIDS. The United Nations reports that we are now facing the worst world hunger and famine in history.

Every 3 seconds a child dies from hunger or lack of clean water. Deadly diseases like the bird flu can spread around the world in just one day. Add to all this our many conflicts, violence and global terror, and our future is truly scary!

Even though we supposedly live in history’s most “advanced” and “enlightened” generation, with our knowledge of science and technology exploding faster than ever, mankind still cannot solve his own most basic problems. 

All this bad news and our human condition can understandably make us fearful about the future. We wonder if there is any place in this world that is absolutely safe and secure? Yes, just one: in the hands of the only One who controls the future.

As the song says: “I know who holds the future, and I know He holds my hand.” If you put your entire life in Jesus’ hands, you will be in the safest place in the world. He has conquered absolutely everything—even death! Why risk another day?

Once and for all, won’t you ask Him to forgive you for all of your wrong living? Then ask Him to take charge of your heart every day? With Him in charge of every area of your life, you will never again need to fear anything at all. He is the only One who can help you rise to every challenge you face, no matter how big.

Just think a minute… 

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