We’re in the middle (more like the end of the beginning) of a worldwide pandemic, there are locusts in herds like have never been seen before invading Africa and beyond, we have sand from the Sahara over us, protests in the streets, violence, and hate for most police officers and you can add your own crisis to the mix.
Does that scare you? Are you stocking up on food and other essentials?
What’s a Christian supposed to do?
When in doubt, ask God? Better yet, let’s look at His Word in case you’re not feeling as connected with His heart as you have in the past.
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed.”
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven.”
1 John 4:18–19
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us.”
Ok, you get the idea. I simply want to leave you with what HE SAID. WHAT HE PROMISES.
My challenge to you today is to get quiet with God and pray over these verses. Ask Him for His eyes to see the circumstances that surround you. Not yours. HIS.
And that’s the memo.