by Charissa Veal
CLEVELAND, Ga., (TMNews) – In his chapel message on February 5th, Evangelist Junior Hill of Junior Hill Ministries encouraged Truett-McConnell students to find their comfort in God’s faithfulness amidst a fallen world and admonished them to trust God to provide through difficult times.
“[T]hese are bad days spiritually,” Hill said. “When the church ought to be at her very best, we find ourselves at our very worst. Most of our churches are in decline….These are bad times.”
Continuing, Hill asked his audience: “What are you going to do when the religious society and political culture all around you seem to be falling apart?” For the answer, he turned to Psalm 37:1-4 and shared three principles for dealing with an uncertain world.
Believers should refrain from fretting because “it’ll corrupt your spirit, it’s contagious to the saints, and it’s confusing to sinners,” Hill said. He reminded the Christian of the importance of maintiaing a good witness: “Somebody’s watching you….They’re listening to what you say,” he said. “They’re watching where you go, how you act when someone’s rude to you. And if the faith you have in Jesus is not any more real than to make it real to those who see it, something’s wrong. So that’s why the Word of God says don’t fret.”
Hill also encouraged those attending to rely upon God’s faithfulness. “God will supply what you don’t have….He will sustain what you already have, [and] He will satisfy you about what you can’t have,” he said. “You see, if you can realize that God is your supply, you don’t have to be anxious about what you’re going to eat or where you’re going to live, because God will supply all your needs according to His riches.”
Hill made a distinction between asking God for personal desires and asking for what God desires to give His children who delight in Him. He warned, “If you ever get your desires before your delight, there will never be any delight when you get your desires.”
Reminding students that they have a choice, Hill shared: “[Y]ou can whine or you can fret or you can rejoice that you’re a child of God.” Regardless of the choice, Hill said: “It’s going to be contagious to someone around you.”
Charissa is a senior English major and freelance writer at TMC.
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