Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Thursday to you all! I am so glad to be with you today…and my prayer, as we begin this time together; is that we will discover a hope that can help us to trust in God, rather than our circumstances…Amen!!
Last night, after going to bed, I began to talk with God…and as I did…I was thinking on those who are struggling in this world right now…and as I continued to share my heart with God, I also began to think on how fear can lead us into thoughts that either haven’t happened…or may never happen. From there, I began to see how these thoughts are truly meant by evil…to drag us down a path; that is only meant to keep us from the faith that can help us to keep pressing on.
There are two Bible verses that have truly helped me through times such as these and they are found in Psalm 112:7-8, which reads… “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8) Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.” In other words…the one who truly knows in their heart that Jesus will always be there to care of them, won’t have to fear the worst or live in dread of what may happen…and why…because they have a settled feeling within them; that Jesus will always be there, at a time when they need Him the most.
I wonder how many times we struggle with worry, doubt and fear…only to find out later; that the situation worked out just fine? One thing I’ve come to see; is that even though God doesn’t answer our prayers our way; that doesn’t mean that He has abandoned us…or that He ever will.
You know…we need to once more remind ourselves that Satan is not only out to afflict us; but he’s also out to keep that affliction alive…especially in our minds and hearts…and how does he do that? He implants thoughts that can make us see our situation as the very worst, while reminding us of what may go wrong. When we experience times like these; that is the time when we need to stop and remind ourselves; that thoughts such as these are never from God.
There was a time in my life, when I struggled to let go of fear; because I didn’t know Jesus enough to trust Him. In fact…most of my life, I struggled to trust anyone; so how would I ever trust Him, if I didn’t know first that He could be trusted. It was at a time, when I felt that all hope was completely gone; that He stood on His word and brought me through those horrible moments, which made a big impact on my life…so from there, I came to truly trust Him. Now when a situation arises…I look back to one of the worst moments in my life…and I remind myself that if He could handle that problem; then He could certainly handle the one I’m facing, which always seems to lead me to a settled feeling…that everything is going to be alright.
Today, you may be facing some uncertainties within your own life…and you may even be feeling as if the worst is about to bring you down for good. May I encourage you to let go of fear and the thoughts that are only meant to imprison you within these difficult moments you’re facing; so you can take hold of Jesus and truly experience the best He has to offer you. One thing I know for sure…Jesus longs to be there for everyone; but it’s up to us…will we choose to leave fear and these unknown moments behind…to trust a God that can truly give us a peace; that can help us to calmly face our foes, while He works on our behalf.
Have a very blessed day…and may you always know that Jesus is there for you!
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