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What are you certain of?

What does uncertainty mean to you?  It might be an upcoming holiday, somewhere you've not been before, hoping for a lovely time, but not yet sure of how things will work out with travel, accommodation, the local area and people, and maybe other things too.  And, of course, the weather!

But for most of us, uncertainty is often focussed on things we are not looking forward to, the uncertainties of life we would rather avoid, uncertainties with jobs, finances, health, relationships and so on.

Uncertainty can be a lonely place, but for Christians, we have a promise.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." — Philippians Chapter 4 verses 6-7 (NIV)

The closer we draw to God, the more peace and comfort we will know.

Jesus hasn't promised an easy life, but he has promised to be with us no matter what life throws at us.

There's a beautiful poem called "Footprints in the Sand".  It's about a walk along a beach, and there are two sets of footprints, one "mine" and the others belong to Jesus.  It's a picture of Jesus walking with us through life.  At life's most difficult times, there is only one set of footprints and it looks like Jesus has left us.  His reply is this, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings.  When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you."

The words may seem shallow and unreal when life is most brutal, and life can be very brutal.  But the comfort of God does bring peace, through Jesus, even in the hardest of times, even in all of our uncertainties.

For Christians the promise holds true, "And the peace of God, which transcends (goes beyond) all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus".

If you are not a Christian, this peace can still be yours if you come to Jesus.

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” — Matthew Chapter 11 verses 28-30 (NIV)

If you would like to find out more, then you would be very welcome at any of our Church services.  Alternatively you can listen to or watch previous sermons, or you can contact us for more information.

If that's not for you just now, we would be delighted to send you a free copy of the Bible (if you live in the local area).  Please ask using our contact form


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