The war in Israel will escalate before it is diminished. To properly understand what’s happening, we need to see the events through a biblical worldview. During Wednesday’s sermon, Step Out of the Crowd — Israel and the Purposes of God, Pastor Allen offered a personal perspective on the war, a summary of the events and the people involved, and the hope that comes from following God and advocating for His people during such a time as this. We encourage you to watch the full sermon here.

In uncertain times, we can find peace and comfort in remembering who God is: almighty, powerful, sovereign, and just. Pastor Allen ended the sermon with this declaration, and we thought it would be encouraging to you today:

A Declaration to Our God — Romans 11:33–36
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
“Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?”
“Who has ever given to God, that God should repay him?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever! Amen.

There is spiritual power and authority that comes from speaking God’s Word aloud. If you’re feeling stressed or overwhelmed, keep repeating the scripture above (or another scripture that’s helpful to you) until you feel God’s peace.

Jesus told us in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” There’s a promise in that passage: Even in the midst of turmoil, we don’t have to be afraid. We can have peace in our hearts—God’s perfect peace that surpasses all understanding.

—Allen Jackson Ministries

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