Welcome Friends, this is David Telbat. As we’ve begun this New Year, the unknown future can seem daunting. We can’t see what’s around the corner, so we hold tightly to what we have, but sometimes, things still feel as if they are slipping away. People seem to be against us, and circumstances are tearing us apart.
Instead of falling into despair, we must remain steadfast. But how? In my new fiction series, The Steadfast Series, we examine the unknown future through the eyes of Eric Radner, a survivor after the collapse of America. How will you face the future?
The Steadfast Series
We don’t have to try very hard to imagine a world like Sodom and Gomorrah, or the way society was in the days of Noah. We are there. Sometimes, it seems we are living it now. In The Steadfast Series, I’ve pushed America over the edge with a virus that kills one third of our population. I’ve done this for us to consider, in the realm of fiction, how Christians might continue to remain steadfast.
You will meet Eric Radner, a blogger-turned-survivalist in the wilderness of Wyoming. Daily, he faces the unknown that he once feared—the same things we also fear. How will we cope without computers, instant communication, cars, or electricity? What will be our attitude toward God as renegades plunder and street garbage piles up? Will we find a steadfast love for God to be our refuge? Or will the loss of our worldly possessions destroy our resolve?
Steadfast and the Bible
When a king of Judah was faced with the unknown future, he confessed that he was powerless to preserve himself. This was an important step for King Jehoshaphat. Admitting our own powerlessness is an important step in regard to our future as well. Only when we admit we are powerless will we stop worrying and start turning our eyes to our powerful God.
In The Steadfast Series, I take Eric Radner to the breaking point, drawing him into seemingly hopeless and heartbreaking moments. Like Jehoshaphat, and like us, Eric admits, “…Nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You,” (II Chron. 20:12, NASB).
Prepare now for the unknown future by turning more fully to God. The things that won’t matter in eternity probably don’t really matter right now. Let’s remain steadfast as we face the future together—a future with Christ!
See you on the next page!
The Steadfast Series is moving through the first editing stage. Watch our Novel News page for up-to-date news on these and other books. See the following pages to read more about my new End Times novella series: The Steadfast Series, then Steadfast Book One, and Steadfast Book Two, and Steadfast Book Three.
NEWS: Kara Hunt of the Fiction With Faith Daily Online Newspaper recently featured David’s short story, “Holy Prompt.” Check it out through this link! Thank you, Kara!
Prayer Prompt: Let’s continue praying for God’s peace to reign in our country at this time.
COMING UP: Join us next time for another of D.I. Telbat’s new and free short Christian stories, “Matchmaking in Syria: a Story for Valentine’s.” And for the following post, watch for David’s Author Reflection, “Spiritual Coffee Cup.”