No matter what difficulty or hardship there may be in our life at any given moment, our confidence in the Lord should never weaken or wane. The Lord is faithful to keep His promises for 1000 generations. Theologians have said that a generation can be approximated between 40 and 70 years and if that is true then that means God's promises are good for at least the next 40,000 years. How long do you plan to live on this earth? As long as it may be, you are covered by God's faithfulness. That is why we should always go through life with the assuredness that all will be well with us. No matter the storms that rage, no matter the bad reports, no matter what we may think internally, we should say with the apostle Paul “Let God be true and every man a liar”. (Psalm 105:8-10) (Romans 3:4)
No matter what comes your way, you should have the spirit of faith rise up within you giving you the joy and peace to know that all will be well with your soul. Don't worry when fear tries to come knocking on your door, don't question when uncertainty seems to be filling your mind with doubt, but have the same faith of King David and say with him “I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” The best way to answer fear is with faith. We have nothing to fear no matter what may come our way because we have the Lord Jesus Christ who is the author and finisher of our faith. In Him is unrelenting love, in Him is unquestionable security, in Him is peace that surpasses all understanding. Jesus is enough for us and I am thankful that His Word is made available to us to comfort us in our times of need. (Psalm 34:1) (2 Timothy 1:7) (Hebrews 12:2-3)
I encourage you to hold God at His Word and trust every promise that is written throughout the Bible's timeless pages. Don't allow yourself to become fearsome from the unknown, but rather use that same energy to build up your faith and trust in the Lord knowing that He loves you with an everlasting love. He calls you His beloved child. He sacrificed Himself on the Cross so that you may live eternally with Him. What a great and undeserved love. Remember this love the next time you are tempted to worry. Remember God's promises the next time fear comes knocking on your heart's door. Allow faith to answer, allow His peace to fill your being and give you the assured feeling that all is well. From God's viewpoint All Is Well. Knowing this, our viewpoint should have that same faith and confidence that all is well with us just the same. (1 John 4:17-19) (1 Peter 1:18-21)
I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to never have fear when it comes to your coming days because if you trust the Lord, all things will work together for your good in the end.
A woman traveled by plane with her infant daughter. When they landed, they were met in the waiting area by her father, who took the baby while she proceeded to the baggage claim area.
Standing there alone waiting to claim her luggage, she was absent-mindedly holding the baby's pacifier. She noticed a flight attendant staring at her, then at the pacifier in her hand. The flight attendant finally spoke: “Excuse me, Miss. Is this your first flight?”
Fear of flying has kept many people home. One woman reminds me that her terror of riding in airplanes actually has biblical roots. “We should be wary of flying,” she asserts. “In the Bible, Jesus says, 'LO...I'll be with you always'!”
Other common fears have kept countless people from enjoying life fully. Some of the greatest fears we share are a fear of becoming incapacitated, a fear of financial ruin, fear of abandonment and fear of death. Fear may be the most powerful enemy of humanity. And it is an enemy all of us are intimately acquainted with.
As James Bell writes, “Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds...it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.” Or, like someone else said, “Fear is called the little death - it kills in tiny pieces.”
I received a letter from a woman who learned an important lesson about fear. She wrote that one of their children had died some months earlier. Then she said this: “My husband and I went to dinner last night, and...I overheard two women talking about a sister who had lost a child. [One of the women] said, 'I can't get over the change in my sister! She, who once was afraid of her own shadow, has become totally fearless! She is so confident - so brave! She says, The worst thing has already happened - what more should I be afraid of?”
“Steve - that woman is so right! My husband and I started a conversation with these two women and I told them that I agreed with the sister who had lost a child.... The one thing every parent dreads (also) happened to us and, with the grace of God, we lived through it. So we can live through anything else.”
By surviving their worst fears imaginable, these women have newfound courage. They believe that nothing can ever happen to them that is worse than what they have already endured; there is nothing that they cannot face with courage and strength.
By Steve Goodier
Read and meditate on these scriptures:
Proverbs 4:20-23 “My son, attend to My words; incline thine ear unto My sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
Psalm 91:14-16 “Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My Name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation.”
Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.”
Psalm 118:5-9 “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? The LORD taketh my part with them that help me: therefore shall I see my desire upon them that hate me. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.”
All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.
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