A. Life in this world can be full of troubles (II Corinthians 7:5).
- Some of those troubles are self-inflicted (Psalms 88:1-18).
- Some of those troubles can be brought on by others (II Thessalonians 1:1-9).
- Christians should prefer peaceful times rather than troublesome times (Colossians 3:15 and I Thessalonians 5:13).
- No matter our desire for peace, carnal peace is not coming. The last days began in the first century (Acts 2:14-17 and Hebrews 1:1-2). We are promised that perilous [difficult] times will happen (II Timothy 3:1).
- So, let’s consider what we can do with that.
II. Body: Set Your Mind To Wait On The Lord (Psalms 62:1-12)?
A. Waiting patiently for Him (Psalms 37:7).
- First, if those of old can have such peace who knew not Christ (Hebrews 11:13; 11:39-40); shouldn’t we supersede them (Hebrews 7:18-22)?
- Therefore, to the greater degree, shouldn’t we be able to wait patiently for Christ to return (Hebrews 10:35-39)?
- The spiritual mind (Romans 8:6).
- Paul practiced what he taught (Acts 20:17-24, Acts 21:10-14, and Philippians 1:20-21).
- Even if we face heavy persecution, we can rest our minds because joy awaits us (I Peter 4:12-13).
- This mindset kept Paul sane (II Corinthians 4:7-5:1) even as he struggled with his thoughts (Romans 9:1-3).
- Even though he could perform miracles and heal the sick (Acts 19:11-12), his life wasn’t physically comfortable and that did not move him (II Corinthians 12:7-10).
- That peace that the world does not know belongs to us when we redirect our minds and keep our actions right (Philippians 4:6-9).
III. Conclusion: So, Don’t Be Moved As Salvation Shall Be Your Anchor (Philippians 1:27-28).
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