The giants we face have different names: Fear. Discouragement. Loneliness. Worry. Guilt. Temptation. Anger. Resentment. Doubt. Procrastination. Failure. Jealousy. Call them what you will; they’re only giants, after all, like Goliath. He was a shade over nine feet tall, but it only added up to a bigger dent in the pavement once he fell. The bigger they come, the harder they fall.

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Can you imagine...

walking into church one Sunday and seeing this announcement posted on the bulletin board?

The amazing reality

Can you imagine...

walking into church one Sunday and seeing this announcement posted on the bulletin board?

oh, I know it might seem silly

...to think about attending a rehearsal for the Rapture—but here’s the amazing reality:

God’s Word outlines ten ways we should be preparing for Christ’s return!

And when you think about it, it only makes sense...rehearsal just means getting ready for something—it’s preparation for a future event. And that is exactly what we should be doing in light of Christ’s return.

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Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World

Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World

Confidence can be difficult to muster during times like these. But in the midst of chaos, we have a choice to make: Will we focus on our circumstances or the certain hope that will sustain us through troubled days?

This timely resource from Dr. David Jeremiah provides a biblical roadmap to navigating uncertain times. It offers ten practical strategies from God’s Word for living a fulfilling and courageous life as we await Christ’s imminent return with a renewed perspective.

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“I can hear Jesus speaking to our generation.
He assured us that we do not need to live in fear, no matter what the headlines say.”

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Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World

STAND FIRM IN GOD’S POWER AND STRENGTH

“STAY” Is Our Call to Action

When the world seems to be falling apart, it’s tempting to search for an escape route. But God instructs us to do something much more productive and powerful: Stay strong and stay the course. In this volume, you’ll learn in greater depth how to stand firm and face what is before you with the calm and confidence that comes from trusting in God’s power and strength.

God’s Word describes ten ways we can develop the kind of blessed assurance no circumstance or situation can steal away:

  1. Stay Calm (John 14:1-3)
  2. Stay Compassionate (1 Peter 3:18)
  3. Stay Constructive (John 13:35)
  4. Stay Challenged (2 Peter 3:14)
  5. Stay Connected (Hebrews 10:24-25)
  6. Stay Centered (Colossians 3:1-4)
  7. Stay Confident (2 Timothy 4:1-2)
  8. Stay Consistent (1 John 2:28)
  9. Stay Committed (James 5:7-8)
  10. Stay Convinced (Romans 13:11-14)

As you can see from this list, stay doesn’t mean we should sit around helplessly. It’s our call to action!

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AN EXCERPT FROM THE INTRODUCTION

Had Enough? Me Too

There is no doubt we have encountered political unrest and worldwide disease and economic failure in the past, but I would suggest that there’s never been a time in our collective memory like this current moment—the world is in turmoil.

But don’t be discouraged when difficult days seemingly surround us. Just before Jesus Christ returns to earth, keeping the promise He made to His disciples, the Bible says a troubling time will arrive. And, my friends, it’s quite possible that we have entered the early stages of those events.

There is no doubt we have encountered political unrest and worldwide disease and economic failure in the past, but I would suggest that there’s never been a time in our collective memory like this current moment—the world is in turmoil.

But don’t be discouraged when difficult days seemingly surround us. Just before Jesus Christ returns to earth, keeping the promise He made to His disciples, the Bible says a troubling time will arrive. And, my friends, it’s quite possible that we have entered the early stages of those events.

In Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, we are told: “But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, ‘Peace and safety!’ then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape” (1 Thessalonians 5:1-3).

As I think about that passage, I find myself observing how that metaphor about labor pains perfectly fits the headlines I’ve been reading. An expectant mother endures quite a trial as she prepares for the birth of her child. She has morning sickness, she goes through all kinds of other drastic bodily changes, and then the labor pains arrive. As that child prepares to enter the world, the mother’s discomfort is amplified—it’s a message that God doesn’t want her to miss. Rejoice! Your child is on the way!

Similarly, our world is in pain even now. We will feel it as the nations quake. Yet we can cry out, “Rejoice! Your redemption is near!”  This pain, this confusion, this anxiety is only for a little while longer.

Let’s return to that frightening term catastrophe. It’s an odd four-syllable word, isn’t it? In fact, it represents the union of two Greek words: cata, meaning “over,” and strophe, meaning “to turn.” The full picture is one of overthrow, of everything turning over in sudden and violent change.

You and I have experienced that kind of change, that kind of violence—the world turning over in chaotic spasms. And each time we experience it anew, we are confronted with that same critical question: “Is there any way to live with confidence in a chaotic world?”

It’s a question we need to answer. You see, we no longer have the luxury of sitting back in our recliners, stroking our chins, and examining this spectacle from some distance. Because of our increasingly connected world, we are now all players in global events. When one nation struggles, we all struggle. When yet another catastrophe strikes, we’re all affected.

We need a plan, and we need one as quickly as possible.

Thankfully, we can find that plan within the pages of God’s Word. As I have scoured the books of the New Testament, I discovered ten practical strategies to help us live with confidence in a chaotic world. Each one assures us of Christ’s return and shows us how to live until then. What a blessing it is to know the right way to respond when our challenges exceed our courage!

As we face the uncertainty of our troubled generation, we cannot afford to turn away from the priceless counsel of the Word of God. We need it more than ever because it provides a firm foundation even when the world seems in the grip of quicksand’s undertow.

I feel the anxiety of these times, but I also draw profound peace from the promise that Jesus gave to His disciples—that includes you and me—in the Upper Room. He told them that He would never leave them without comfort: “The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:26–27).

In those words, I can hear Jesus speaking to our generation. He assured us that we do not need to live in fear, no matter what the headlines say. Jobs can be lost, homes can be destroyed, but the love of Christ is forever. Understanding that truth calms our spirits and allows us to begin thinking—really thinking—about the new world around us.

As we work through the ten chapters of this book together, I pray that you will see your own circumstances with new eyes and that you will look within yourself, finding new courage not in your own strength or skills, but in the unlimited resources of Christ, in whom we can do all things.

Then, as we finish these pages, we won’t be tempted by the promise of escape—not even to our own private island in some faraway paradise. No, in the midst of it all we can place our trust in the promises, power, and love of almighty God, and we can live with confidence in an age of chaos.

Living With Confidence in a Chaotic World by Dr. David Jeremiah is published by W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.

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About the author

Dr. David Jeremiah

Pastor and bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books, including Forward, The Book of Signs, Ten Questions Christians Are Asking, Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven, and The Jeremiah Study Bible.

Dr. Jeremiah serves as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, where he resides with his wife Donna. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.

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