Photo at top from Franchesca Stevens in Albuquerque
God Bless you Sister Connie Keyohara for your encouraging message this morning! We are so very thankful for your love for us! We are praying for you and your family!
We are most definitely living in uncertain times, things can be scary and downright hard at times. I know that trusting God is not always as easy as it sounds.
Especially when you’re in the midst of the problem, when it’s right in your face and you can’t seem to see your way through it.
I know, because I’ve actually been there many times. I’ve been there with my health with my children and with finances and many other things.
We are certainly living in tumultuous times
However, it is circumstances like this that remind us that we need to lean on God.
You see, God does not want us to be led by fear, but rather be led by faith. For one, our future and our provision and well-being are things He provides for us.
He desires to work everything for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose.
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
For every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills.
Our Father owns the cattle on a thousand hills. That’s great news. He has all the power and resources and he gives generously.
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.
We get bombarded with so much bad news, peoples crazy opinions about the bad news, and the hate that accompanies it. All this does is add to our fears and anxiety.
So, how do we refrain from this roller coaster of emotions of fear, doubt and unbelief?
The First thing we must do is to grow in our faith, then to believe Gods promises. We must also turn our worries over to God. This is a must.
Scripture tells us that faith without works is dead, so we need to start working toward that faith. That comes from the knowledge of Christ.
Knowing him, seeking his face, memorizing his word and of course, studying it, is one way to work towards it.
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Since the beginning of time, Gods been here. He’s here and he’s never leaving. Not even for a moment.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace, God didn’t remove them from that trial, but he did meet them there. He never left their side. He walked alongside of them.
This is what he does with us, he may not always deliver us from every circumstance, but he’s most definitely right next to us. He meets us where we’re at.
So, fear not because He’s walking this road with you too. He promises to NEVER leave you or abandon you.
Stay strong, the race is almost over. And don’t be led by fear, but by faith.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.