The freedom that we are given through Christ is complete and all-encompassing. When we use that freedom to submit to the authorities over us, even when they are unjust, it is a powerful testimony to a watching world. Understanding who we are in Christ and our imperishable inheritance in Him gives us the grace to image Jesus by humbly serving those around us.
In our darkest times, the presence of Jesus reminds us that there is still hope. However, in order to hear Him, we often need to discern His voice in the midst of the noise and chaos of the world around us. While we long for God to appear in the grandiose and fantastic, He most often shows up in the quiet and still. We must make room if we're to hear Him.