Sometimes we can be facing something really big, something really huge that we think there is absolutely NO WAY we can get through. There is just NO WAY we can survive and come out whole or undamaged; maybe it is a bad test result, a bad report from the doctor, a break down in a relationship or maybe a decision to change jobs or try a new career and you are questioning should you or not? Your decision will affect not only your life but the lives of others as well, will it be negative outcome or a positive one? Fear grips your heart and paralyses you where you begin to suffer from anxiety and have panic attacks. I understand completely; been there, done that! We all have.
I have found such sweet comfort in the Word of God this morning, please let me share:
“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me.”
~~~ John 14:1
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving in your heart and in your prayers, let your requests be made known to God.
And then the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, all human understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
~~~ Philippians 4:6,7
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
~~~ 2 Timothy 1:7
“I can do all things through Christ Who is my strength!”
“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Let us remain focused on the victory, the growth, the blessings in store for us when we get THROUGH to the other side. Remember the fact that we are stronger than our fears, more competent than our worries and capable to handle anything that comes our way! If God is on our side, if He is for us then who and what is there that can destroy us? Find comfort in His words today that He will never leave nor forsake you, He is with you ALWAYS!
Even though you may be walking THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death, darkness, unanswered questions of why and storms are raging all around you; fear no evil!!!!! For He is with you. He will guide you on THROUGH. You don’t have to set up camp in the valley of death and fear, keep moving forward and let Him lead you THROUGH. The scripture says: THROUGH….. You are coming through it, don’t set up camp, don’t give up in the midst of it…… Come on THROUGH it!
Abide under the wings of The Almighty, His wings, that secret place Psalm 91 describes. There is comfort, safety, rest and peace there.
Be encouraged today my friends, you are not alone. Be strong in The Lord, carry on and let peace reign in your heart. We are over comers, we will survive, we will be wiser, more pliable, more compassionate of others going through the same and if we don’t give up, we will celebrate victory very soon. :0)
Tonya F. Henshaw
May 19, 2015