Sunday, April 5, 2020

Some more thoughts from my recliner...

Me...personally...throughout this season of life I look not at the full wisdom of man.  There is some wisdom in being prudent. After all God did give us a brain with the expectation of using it. Faith isn't a misguided belief when the one you have placed it in has proven to be faithful and true.  The truth in this and everything else is that Jesus Christ is alive and working in the affairs of mankind.  To ignore that is to do so at your own peril. Miracles are happening throughout the world concerning this pandemic and in other aspects of life.  I have nothing to fear from a virus or anything else or anyone else in this world.  God has done way too much in my life to prove He not only is real, but, cares about me.  There's a passage in Scripture that seems to be written for times like this.  Psalms 20 verse 7

"Some boast in chariots and some in horses, But we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God."

My job, my role if you will, is to trust Him for everything while continuing to do what He has given me to do.  Worry isn't part of the picture. Prayer is front and center.  Jesus keeps His promises.  So if worry is plaguing your mind this day, I will ask you, just where is your faith? Solely in what mankind can achieve in this or in the God of Heaven that is ruler over all, including this situation?  Fear takes you in a relentless circle that only gains speed but goes nowhere.  I have the promise of Jesus of a peace that passes all understanding, even in times like this. That too is found in Scripture. 

Philippians 4:7 "And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Anxiety has no place in me because of the promises of God. Read the verse before that one. "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

I encourage you to seek out these things for yourself. Look to the one who's at the door of your heart waiting to come in. His name is Jesus and He's been waiting there all your life.

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