Thursday, November 14, 2013

Encouragement for Our Troubled Times

By Pamela Rae Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical Christian perspective-

I want this website to be a source of ENCOURAGEMENT to the people of God, and not only a blog discussing troubling times coming to the world and our nation. 

From the beginning of creation, disaster and tragedy has filled the history of mankind. Wars, famines, sickness and sorrows have afflicted people in every generation. When Jesus Christ declared to His disciples, "In the world you SHALL have tribulation..." He meant it. Trials and tribulations in this present world are inescapable.

But what do we look for when tragedy and sorrows come to our lives? Do we look for more despair and darkness? No. Instead, we diligently search for HOPE in our crisis. We look for healing, for miracles, for solutions and for comfort in our afflictions.

During this past month of multiple challenges and pain and emotional stress, I deliberately did not spend much time on other "conspiracy" alternative news websites.Why? Because I knew that, due to the nature of the subject matter they reported on, they would contain primarily "bad news." 

The dark future for America (and the world.) The potential for financial and economic collapse. GMO foods poisoning America. Obamacare. More and more freedoms being taking away from the American people. There is no end to the bad news for our nation!

But that is exactly WHY God sent His only begotten Son into our world! He came to bring mankind HOPE to a troubled world filled with suffering and danger and pain and heartache and death.

And although this kind of "alternative news" information is important, is basically true and we need to understand what is happening in our nation today, there are also even greater realities to focus on as well. 

The most important reality is, that Almighty God sits enthroned above His creation. His kingdom is everlasting and unshakable. God cannot be defeated. He has sent His Son Jesus the Christ into His creation to bring LIFE and HEALTH and HEALING and HOPE to this world. And although the nations may rage and earthly kingdoms may fall, Jesus Christ remains LORD OF ALL!

For the Christian, our hope remains ETERNAL and unchanging. OUR GOD REMAINS THE SAME! Death itself cannot take away our promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior. 

Will America collapse someday? Will this nation be judged with war and famine and suffering? Will persecution come to the saints of God here? Yes, these things may all come to pass in America someday, but we can never allow our faith to be shaken by things present nor things to come.

For 18 years now, I have devoted my life to waking up my fellow Christians to urgent truths they need to understand and comprehend about America's planned future. I know God called me to this, many years ago. But it doesn't stop there.

There is no point of giving people the BAD news, without countering this with THE GOOD NEWS and providing AN ANSWER to this present darkness. And that answer is found forevermore in the timeless and unchanging promises found in the Word of God.

"And this is the victory that OVERCOMES THE WORLD, even our FAITH."

God desires to raise up victorious OVERCOMERS in this hour! A people who are not afraid to face the future, as they gird themselves with strength and courage through spending time in His word and in prayer. A people filled with HOPE that no matter what the future may hold, Jesus still controls their ultimate destiny.

The Book of Hebrews(chapter 11) contains a passage illustrating the vital importance of FAITH in order to overcome this dark world. The term "BY FAITH" is written 15 times. The words "THROUGH FAITH" is written three times.

In fact, Paul writes that without FAITH it is impossible to please God. Read the following words of encouragement illustrating the importance of FAITH in overcoming the world:

Hebrews 11:32-39a

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gideon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets:

33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions.

34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens.

35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:

36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment:

37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;

38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith......

Let me tell you something: it is the devil's intention to strip you of your faith and your hope! The enemies of Christianity want to create negative circumstances designed to cause you to lose hope and fall away from the Christian faith.


Instead, spend much time building up your faith by reading the word of God and taking time to pray and be in His Presence. Ask God to fill you with His Holy Spirit and POWER. Cover your life and destiny with the BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. Use the spiritual authority God has given to you through Jesus His Son, to subdue satan and his plans beneath your feet.

Alternative news websites are important, because they expose the truth that conventional government-controlled media will not tell the American people. We all need to KNOW THE TRUTH. Jesus promised that we would know the truth, and the truth would set us free. Alternative news media strives to make the truth known to society.

But it is vitally important to then go beyond such information, to the GREATER TRUTH that provides THE ANSWER to life's problems. To the truth that sets men free eternally, and provides HOPE in the midst of the darkness. 
"Father, sanctify them by the truth:
Thy word is TRUTH."~Jesus Christ

And for everything dark and foreboding that you read in alternative news websites, GOD HAS AN ANSWER!

As important as alternative news media information may be, do NOT allow the "bad news" to rob you of your joy, your hope and YOUR FAITH! Personally, I never allow this happen in my life. I refuse to be defeated by the bad news!

The news of this world changes daily. But the news from God's heavenly kingdom and His word remains steadfast and forever true. Nations and kingdoms may rise and fall, but God's kingdom remains an EVERLASTING KINGDOM.

It is good to research and to adequately prepare for life's challenges. America's PREPPERS have the right idea. They have done their research, and they are preparing to face the future with everything they may need to overcome and survive. This is Scriptural and this is wise. The Bible declares that the wise foresee trouble coming, and they prepare....but the fool ignores the warning and suffers for it.

It is wise to spend time researching alternative news in order to better understand what is happening in our nation and in the world today.
Coming to God in prayer for the answers to all life's problems.

However, for the Christian, our major focus must be spending time with Him Who holds the answers for all our life's problems, our fears and our concerns. 

No matter how dark the future of this world may appear, God will always give His people HOPE!

World and national events may change continually, but Almighty God's message of HOPE FOR THE WORLD remains the same forever!

If you have allowed the bad news of today's world to overwhelm you, come to Jesus today in prayer for refreshing and encouragement in His Presence! Worship at His feet, and let His love and comfort surround you. Let His Holy Spirit fill you with peace and joy and love in this hour.

"PEACE I leave with you. My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives, do I give unto you. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not be afraid."
-John 14:27-

Let us strive to become as the little lamb in the loving arms of the Good Shepherd, surrounded with His peace, protection and comfort.

God has safely brought His people through wars, famines, and crises in every generation throughout earth's history, and He will bring His people triumphantly through the tribulations of our generation as well, as we look to His Son Jesus Christ for HOPE.

God bless and be with you all, and give you strength to overcome and face the future armed with FAITH in His eternal promises.

-Pamela Rae Schuffert-


  1. Thank you for this very encouraging post. A very big amen.

  2. Thank You for this post. We must persevere in God's love the end God will succeed ....throughout times God has proven it over and over again in America we are in denial....but one day we will wake up and God will be their waiting for us...God Bless the USA and lead our nation in a path of love, Joy and rightness ....