Q: “Why won’t the government help us? Our government is rich, they should provide for us.”A: 2 Kings 18:21 On Egypt? If you lean on Egypt, it will be like a reed (cane, walker, crutches) that splinters beneath your weight and pierces (stabs) your hand (causing harm). Pharaoh, the king of Egypt (the government, welfare, Medicare, public school system, FEMA), is completely unreliable! NLT. (My own explanations.)
Q: Who will help us in the next emergency?
A: YHWH; Y’SHUA
Psalms 9:9 Consequently the Lord provides safety for the oppressed;he provides safety in times of trouble.9:10 Your loyal followers trust in you,for you, Lord, do not abandon those who seek your help.
This is a question I’ve asked myself many times (see My Story page). I’ve been largely agnostic until I decided that I wanted to know God, however, God didn’t turn out to be who I wanted Him to be.
A: Jesus / Y’SHUA
Q: How can you be so sure God is Jesus? Based on what?
A: Based on His miracles up to the present day (see Miracles of Jesus), the numerous prophecies about His life death and resurrection from thousands of years before He came (see Prophecies of Jesus), His words of forgiveness and restoration (see Forgiveness and Restoration) and not self-actualization. [self-actualization means we can get to heaven by ourselves] His prophecies that have come true and are coming true today, His claim to be God and his demonstration by doing what no one else could ever do – resurrect from the dead, the way he cares for a looser like me and the miracles He worked for me. For example, He took away the intense emotional pain that I felt throughout my life and He will never let me kill myself.
Ivan Aivazovsky’s painting Walking on Water (1888) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)