Over the past couple of years, I've enjoyed writing about half a dozen small collumns for our local county (Midlothian) newspaper. I have an article coming out this week or next about certainty for uncertain days. I'm only allowed 300 words and I usually use all of them. I'll put the text of the article below. We're finding that people are hungry for something "true." We know that there is nothing so true as our Lord and His Word. Thanks for praying for this evangelistic opportunity.
"People Need Certainty"
We have entered 2019 with much uncertainty. There is uncertainty about government and democracy. People are asking, "Will Brexit really happen?" There is uncertainty about the economy. "Is the pound going to strengthen or decline?" Among many other things, there is also uncertainty about world powers. "What about Russia, China, Iran, and Syria?"
These questions without answers have brought much anxiety and fear into our society. People need truth that is certain and unmoving.
That rock solid truth is found in Jesus, "The Truth." (John 14:6) and His Word. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)
Perhaps you have put God and His Word in your list of uncertainties and question why you should believe otherwise. You may wonder if there is a way for you to know the certainty of Jesus and His Word.
The best way to know the truth of something is to experience it. Someone may tell you that something tastes good, but you can only confirm their testimony by trying it for yourself. God's Word says, "O taste and see that the LORD is good: happy is the man that trusteth in him." (Psalm 34:8)
"Tasting" is trusting in Jesus and His Word which gives you the happy experience of the certainty of His truth. You can come to faith in Jesus by the evidence and proofs of the Bible. What other person has eye witness accounts of him raising people from the dead, healing the blind, the lame and the mute? What other person has risen from the dead and then spoken to over 500 witnesses?
The Bible, if sincerely taken up, will bring you to certainty in the message it contains. Praise God, we can have certainty in uncertain days.