Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Fear Not

Fear Not

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A Christian thought to ponder …
As we are all glued to the television watching the latest horrific events in Orlando, Florida, my heart goes out to all the victims’ families and friends of this senseless violent crime. I cannot help but ponder about this tragedy and all the other tragedies that we encounter in our lives. There will be those who blame God and will become bitter and angry and there will be those who will draw close to God and will lean on Him. 

Everyone goes through trials whether it is losing a loved one, divorce, an addiction battle, bullying, anxiety, cancer, losing a limb or mental illness there are all sorts of battles we encounter each and every day and throughout our lives. It is how we handle those battles that will determine how close of a relationship we have with God.

If you are trying to fight the battle alone, you will never succeed. You need God to lead the march and face the enemy and the trial head-on. You need to place your trust completely in him and fear not. God told Abram in Genesis 15:1 “fear not, Abram, I am your shield, your reward shall be great.” He strengthens us and provides us protection God told Israel in Isaiah 41:1 that he will strengthen, help, and uphold them. God is our fortress and protection. And whatever battles we might encounter in our lives, those battles are a time when we need to draw close to him, to lean on him, to depend on him, to seek him when the odds seem so much against us.

Debra was used by God to help lead the Israelites to victory because she had faith in the Lord where others did not. If it weren’t for God, Israel would have never been freed from the bondage of Egypt, would have never made it through the wilderness, would have never been victorious over the Canaanites. We too can be victorious if we place our hope, faith and trust in Him. Fear not, He will fight for us. He is on our side and will never leave or forsake us. And if you allow Him too, He will heal your heart and transform you.

Heavenly Father,
We just pray for comfort and healing for all of those who are suffering from this terrible tragedy. And we ask that this may be a time that Your light shines through the darkness and that the people suffering may seek you for truth, for protection, for guidance, for comfort and for hope.

Pray you all have a blessed week!