There are those who say, ‘I would rather have the noise of the world, than to submit to some unknown god’. ‘He doesn’t care anyway, look at how bad things are’. ‘Why would He let bad things happen?’ ‘It is obvious to me that He is not in control.’
Those peering back are those who do not know Christ, or do not know Him well. He is unknown to them. He does care, though they may not have experienced that care just yet. He is in control, just not from their perspective. These thoughts run through the minds of those who don’t follow Christ, and also those who don’t follow Christ closely. You may be a follower of Christ, but from a distance. You do not know Him well, therefore, you wholeheartedly believe non-truths about Him. Let me suggest you get to know Him, His ways, and how the world got all messed. It is not His fault. Poor choices on the part of us humans are the problem, as well as how the problem got started.
The garden sin has been birthed in us. Ephesians 2:1. We are born dead in our trespasses and sins. Even when we become His, and choose to follow Him, we still live in this fallen system of humanity since the garden. But we are to be ones who carry hope and peace into the midst of the storms.
We are to be the ones who are stable in the midst of all the chaos.
You can do this. You can be the one who knows Christ’s heart, His hope, His peace. But you must have it for others to see it in you. How well you know Him defines how well you can help them know Him. Get to know Him for your sake, and then theirs. Few will know His hope if you don’t show it to them. Few will see His peace if you are hiding out. We are to give an account for the hope that we have. 1 Peter 3:15. We are to show others what trading anxiety for peace looks like. Philippians 4:5-7
We can do very little of this from behind the glass. We look more like a mime. But when we move from behind the glass, and we move forward with the Light, into the murky darkness, they will see Him who is in us.