Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 8/18/2019 by Pastor Steve Shields
Couples who are standing beside the ashes of their home – watching the firetruck rolling up the hoses.
I’ve stood with them.
The newly widowed returning to an empty house.
I’ve walked with them.
Parents who have laid to rest what no parent should ever have to lay to rest.
I’ve wept with them.
And I’ve learned to say something that is very counter-intuitive: It’s going to be alright. Because Jesus is Lord, it’s going to be alright.
You would think that I would get smacked for saying such a thing. But it’s never happened.
My wife taught me to say that.
She said, “Steve – when I am scared or stressed out or having trouble believing the good, I just need you to hold me and say the words, ‘It’s going to be alright.’”
So I say it.
I say it, often, by faith.
I say it because Jesus says it.
I say it because it is true.
It’s going to be alright. Jesus is Lord.
This podcast explains how you can say that.