Do Not Fear!

“O Israel, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield” – Psalm 113:9

There are a lot of scarey things going on in the world today, for all of us. The state of the country, the state of the world. And sometimes our fears are more personal, our jobs, our health, someone we love needs help, the rising cost of everything!

But our “Help comes from the Lord”. And our Lord is far more powerful than any power on earth-or anywhere else for that matter. And the Lord loves us with the kind of love that is always faithful! His Love never leaves; never lessens; is always there for us.

Do not fear, for our Lord is with us 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

God’s Mercy Is Everlasting For Those Who Fear Him!

“For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him. As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.” Psalm 103:11-13

“For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;” -Psalm 103:14-17

These are verses that we need to “hide in our heart” forever. Especially that His Mercy is from “everlasting to everlasting”.

And know, God understands our struggles and He loves us.

Prepare, pray and Be Ready!

The Last Supper

“The Lord is on my side: I will not fear: what can man do unto me?” – Psalm 118:6

There is just so much for us to contemplate regarding the Last Supper. Jesus’ pain as He sat with His friends, knowing what was ahead. Jesus’ pain in facing Judas’ betrayal. His coming sacrifice for our sins and His great Love for us.

Jesus knew what lay ahead and the sacrifices that He would make in order that our sins would be forgiven. He did not hesitate, though He knew the suffering that lay ahead for Him, He did not fear.

See, Jesus knew that as hard as the road would be that lay before Him, His Father would be just on the” other side”. He knew that, because He would pay the price of our sins, we would all have the chance to be on the “other side” with Him. And He knew that He would see those He loved very soon.

As painful as the Last Supper was, Jesus was not afraid.

And if we keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, we won’t be afraid either 🙂

Faith Over Fear

Faith over fear: what does that mean exactly?

It does not mean that bad things will never happen to us. After all, we know that here on earth, bad things happen to good people. Just as we know that Jesus told us that in this world, “we would have troubles”.

However, one thing that it does mean is that if we Follow Jesus -in the end – we will go to Heaven where there will be only Joy and Peace for all eternity 🙂

Faith over Fear does mean that we do the right thing, even when we are afraid.

Faith over Fear also means that when we are afraid, we turn to God in prayer and ask for His Help, for “our Help comes from the Lord” always. And there is no situation on this earth that God is not able to handle 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Do Not Fear!

“I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me”-Psalm 118:5-6

This is so True! However, we tend to pray this verse when we have “large” troubles. But the Truth is, we can also pray this verse when we have “small” troubles. Perhaps we are exhausted, at the end of our rope, worried about our children or the future…

Whatever is “distressing” us, God will lift us up 🙂 For the “large place” is with God. And we need “not fear” for God will understand and have compassion no matter what our trouble is

We just need to call on Him. For it is God who can give us the Peace that only He can give 🙂

When there is trouble of any size, run to our Lord 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Do Not Fear!

“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”-Isaiah 54:17

We need not fear, for God Is With Us 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready !

Facing Fear!

“When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD and my prayer came in to you, into your Holy Temple.” – Jonah 2:7

In this verse, Jonah is speaking. He is terribly afraid. And yet, despite his dire circumstances, Jonah knows that God is the only answer and he prays to the LORD.

In the years ahead, we will also have to face our fears. God will still be the only answer and we will need to pray to the LORD 🙂

And because of God’s great compassion and love for us, He will be answer 🙂

Prepare, Pray & Be Ready!

Do Not Fear!

“For the nation and kingdom that will not serve you shall perish”-Isaiah 60:12

With the American election unresolved and Europe’s efforts to silence those who would speak God’s Truth, two thoughts come to mind upon reading this verse.

The first is, that the “nations and kingdoms” that refuse to serve our Lord will perish. Some quickly, some eventually. But they will not stand.

The second is, we need not fear. No matter what happens in the coming days and years. Our Father will look after us. No nation will be allowed to persecute those who follow Christ forever.

Whatever difficulties we as Christians may face-They are Temporary!

God’s Love Will Give Us Courage!

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah”-Psalm 32:7

We live in difficult times. Truly difficult times. And fear is a completely understandable emotion when one looks around the world in which we live. But courage is not the absence of fear, it’s the facing of it.

And that’s exactly what God’s love enables us to do. Have great courage in the face of great fear. Because no matter what happens on this earth, because of Jesus, our future is in Heaven. It’s a fact. And nothing can change that. Nothing.

So when the going gets tough, and it will, remember that and hold on to it. We will not struggle forever. We will dance with joy forever 🙂

Heaven awaits us. God loves us. And nothing can hurt us-not really. For because of Jesus, our joyful triumph is already assured 🙂

Anger At God Really Comes From Fear!

There are many who are angry at God right now. They question why He doesn’t “fix” things. Make the Covid-19 virus go away. Make the riots stop. Right the country. But God gave us free will. We, ourselves, get to choose our own path. And right now, some are making very poor choices.

It’s okay for us to feel anger at the situation. But we need to keep talking to God about it. Tell Him how we feel! Believe me, He understands! And when we feel those angry feelings rising up, we need to recognize them for what they are-feelings. And as my Dad used to say, feelings lie. We know the Truth-We just need to remember it-God uses all things, even the bad things, to the good of those who love Him.

Also, this isn’t Heaven! In Heaven, all will be perfect. There will be nothing to fear! And although this isn’t Heaven yet, one day we will be in Heaven together, and we need to hold onto that 🙂

And we also need to understand why we feel angry. The root of all anger is fear. There are some who are afraid that if bad things are happening, that means that God does not love them. Nothing could be further from the truth! God loves us!

In the Bible it warns that we “will have troubles”. Jesus warned us of this so that when the “troubles” came, we would would not fear and we would know that He still loves us. All of us!

Do not fear my friends, Jesus has it all in hand, even our “troubles” and He loves us all-each and every one.