Tribulation is the best word to describe 2020 but unlike the Biblical reference this war is not derived from a dream, it’s playing out in the great cities of the western world, and has the attention of every living being with a free mind. Most of us recognize that we are walking in the Valley of the Shadow of Death.
Humanity is aware, collectively that this is the most dangerous time for our species (homo sapiens) because of “mutually assured destruction” (MAD), as a result of the 12 nuclear armed governments and the probability of rogue elements also owning nukes. All it requires is for one person, to persuade one group, that the price for nuclear holocaust is worth paying to settle whatever dispute they find themselves in.
Somehow we must not be afraid! That’s the key to walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Consider the pastures and still waters that we will lay beside, as the peace and love that our planet will experience once we endure these tribulations.
In Hebrews Chapter 13 we are reminded: Let brotherly love continue.
2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
The war to be fought by each of us is in our own minds, to overcome fear and that can only be done with faith and trust. It takes time to build the strength of faith necessary to overcome fear but realize that your own perception of reality is what causes your emotions to arise. Seek to replace negative thoughts and ideas with righteous observations of blessings.
Remain in a state of constant gratitude, for being alive during the second coming. Practice peace by walking away from conflict. Let it be!
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. ~ Psalm 23