God is still omnipotent: there is no one on earth more powerful than him. He is still omnipresent: he is everywhere. He can hear the cries and prayers in Canada, Russia, Ukraine, and everywhere in the world. God is still omniscient: he knows what we need before we even ask him. He is still sovereign: He works all things—even tyranny, invasions, and wars—together for the good of those of us who are called according to his purpose.
Some of the events in our nations and around the world are tempting many of us to become anxious and afraid.
After two years of suffering from COVID, restrictions, and vaccine mandates—because of Justin’s Trudeau’s tyrannical actions over the last couple of weeks, many Canadians are more anxious and afraid than ever before.
Then earlier this week, Russia invaded Ukraine. The last time an invasion like that happened in Europe, it started the Second World War.
Naturally, many of us are anxious this could be the beginning of another world war.
2021 was a difficult year, but 2022 is looking like it could be an even more difficult year. Inflation is higher this year than at any point over the last 30 years. The price for food and gas are getting worse. And there’s no sign our bills will get less expensive.
In Canada, the federal vaccine mandates are still in effect, and there’s no indication they will end anytime soon. Many Canadians hoped the Freedom Convoy would end all the vaccine mandates, but Justin Trudeau’s tyrannical use of the Emergencies Act banned peaceful protests on the mandates and effectively shut down the Freedom Convoy.
Trudeau also froze bank accounts of protestors and people who donated to them, and he instructed police to arrest and detain protestors in Ottawa—including the organizer of the protest, Tamara Lich. She’s been denied bail, and she faces up to 10 years in prison for organizing a peaceful protest that essentially half of Canadians sympathize with.
And significantly worse in Ukraine—millions of people are fleeing from their homes to seek asylum in neighbouring countries like Moldova, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia because of Vladimir Putin’s apparent mission to restore the Soviet Union.
Ukrainian husbands, fathers, and sons have tearfully said their goodbyes to their families as they prepare to fight for their lives, families, and nation. And many vulnerable Ukrainians are forced to hide in train stations and tunnels as the Russian army attempts to take over their country.
In just a matter of weeks and days, the world has changed.