“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

If you should ask me what is happening in the world right now, I would answer, “Everything Jesus warned us would happen in the last days!” He warned of men’s hearts failing them with fear from beholding the things happening on earth. He warned of earthquakes in various places—nations rising against nations—ethnic group against ethnic group.

We have lived to see the beginning of all the end-time prophecies being fulfilled before our very eyes. Consider Luke 21:11, “Great earthquakes in various places.”

What did Jesus tell us to do when we see all these things coming to pass? He said, “Look up, lift up your heads (eyes); for your redemption is drawing near” (21:28).

Oh beloved, if you love Jesus, you should not be surprised or fearful. GOD HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL.

Yes, we tremble at first seeing and hearing such dire news—but this is the time to look unto Jesus. He brought us this far—he is the author of our faith—he will bring us to the finish line with hope and peace, no matter what happens.

Today, let not any bad news cast down your soul. Look up—keep your entire focus on Jesus. He is coming very soon.

“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised” (Hebrews 10:23).