But beneath the surface, there are often submerged and hidden issues that may need a little extra time and discernment to discover and navigate around. I was told recently that our Midwest drought has lowered a reservoir to the point where an old barn--flooded over long ago when the dam was built--has become a hazard to navigation.
How do we navigate these turbulent and confusing times? God's Word speaks in every time and place:
"For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints." (1Co 14:3)
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27)
"Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men." (1Co 14:20)
"Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety." (Pr 11:14)
"Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." (Mt 7:20)