An alert flashes across my screen, another heartwrenching news story. Fear and disappointment seem to abound. In our instant society there seems to be no retreat, no safe place away from the barrage of bad news. A recent news story hit very close to home and for a time robbed me of sleep and caused me t allow fear to creep in ever so stealthily. Once I realized what was happening, I felt duped!
Maybe you find yourself being robbed of peace and feel as though you are spiraling, we have been left an instruction manual, the Bible, God’s Word!
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5
We must change our focus and remind ourselves that we can trust in God through the difficult situations in life and that worry will not help but will rob us of our peace!
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Take a moment and check your heart, are you harboring fear and worry? Take captive your thoughts and pray that you will not only feel peace but that you will abide in the peace of Jesus, meditating on the truth which is only found in the Bible!
FINALLY, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER. PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD, SO THAT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STAND AGAINST THE DEVIL’S SCHEMES. FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINS FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST THE RULERS, AGAINST THE AUTHORITIES, AGAINST THE POWERS OF THIS DARK WORLD AND AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS.