Never before has our faith been tested like it has lately it seems.
If I allow it, fear would strangle all hope but I’ve learned through experience that fear like any emotion is a choice.
I choose my emotions. They don’t choose me.
It’s easy to let the news and social media make that choice for me but doing so allows them to steal my power and freedom to choose.
Perhaps you can relate.
So I can either choose to believe the world or I can choose to believe His Word.
And today, I choose Him.
He says “God did not give you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.”2 Tim 1:7
He says “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by name. You are Mine.”Isa 43:1
He says” Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Josh 1:9
He says” 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.” Isa 41:13
Knowledge is power so getting the facts and helpful information is wise as it equips us to make smart decisions and take effective actions.
Reacting from fear however will only keep us in a state of panic and draw us into a web of worry.
Today, my prayer for us all is that we remember that in this valley we are not alone, we are protected, shielded and have a refuge we can run to when the world seems like it’s gone mad.
With love to you all,