And we know something is coming. A few years ago, the thought began circulating that America was changing from the country that we knew as kids. At that time, the view was kind of fuzzy, not exactly in focus. But today, the picture of America is sharp, well-defined and clear as day. We know our world has changed! There is no hiding it, and it is in plain sight. Forces are aligning themselves to destroy the very heart of America, and I feel the need to speak to a deeper significance of "prepping."
Now, before you think I am saying, "There is no need to prep at all. God will take care of me"; please listen carefully. I am not saying that at all! Jesus clearly told us to be awake, stay alert and be prepared. Read Matthew 24:42-44! “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." He gave us a brain and He expects us to use it. He doesn't want us to sit idly by, and do nothing; we are to prepare, with the ultimate preparation focused on His return.
And there are those who say, "I just don't see how 'They' can ever bring us down! We still have the Second Amendment; we're too prepared and too strong-willed to ever give in to tyranny." Again, they are putting their trust in human factors. What we are experiencing is Biblical. It was foretold thousands of years ago through the Prophets, and just over two thousand years ago by the very One who will come to judge this wickedness and Evil.
So, if you are experiencing the worry, and the torment, and the despair of the times in which we live, then I'm pretty sure you are making ample preparations to ride out the storm. But if you're still missing the peace that all that prepper stuff should be giving you, then take that final step and abide in Christ. Prepare the best you can, but rest in the peace that passes all understanding..... stay focused on your relationship with Him and hold on to the protection and stability He provides. All else pales in comparison.
Psalm 62:5-6 "Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken."