Life is a scary place, but I have learned to put my trust only in God (Psalm 56:3). People will fail us, because they are human; but God is supernatural, and He will always be in us and with us to protect and to provide for us (Hebrews 13:5).
We have no need to fear the future, because God will face it with us from inside of us, giving us chances to do His will, and opening doors for spiritual prospects that we shall never experience unless we walk in His will.
The quickest way to diffuse our anxiety over the unknown possibilities of tomorrow is to continually put our trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-6). Each time fear finds its way back into our conscious mind, we replace it with faith in God’s faithfulness.
We experience pure joy as we come through a trial victoriously, seeing the hand of God carrying us through the entire ordeal. He is the same in nature, character and unconditional love from one day to the next (Hebrews 13:8).
God walks through life with us and in us, regardless of the nature of our trials: relational, illness, financial difficulty, a major loss, vocational challenges, an unexpected divorce, death of a loved one, etc.
He enables us to totally trust in Him rather than in our human resources (2 Corinthians 5:7). Our faith is strengthened by reading Biblical accounts of our ancestors in the faith. Their testimony helps us to persevere in prayer throughout our tribulation (Hebrews 12:1).
We trust in God, and He is in control; so we do not need to be afraid of the current or future events in our life (Psalm 56:4). When we focus on our circumstances, we worry and feel insufficient and unprepared to face the issues.
However, when we keep our mind focused on God, He gives us His continual, abundant and perfect peace to weather any storm (Isaiah 26:3; Philippians 4:7). His peace and stability belong to all those who love His instruction (Psalm 119:165).
Father God, You called us out of the world in order to serve You with our life. Emotions come from thoughts; and our thoughts come from our human insecurities, as well as Satan’s lies. As long as we do not attempt to control our life, we can surrender to Your will in every area, regardless of the outcome. Our negative emotions shrink when held under the microscope of Your love (1 John 4:18).
Thank You for choosing us, living in us, and walking with us through every experience we have in our lifetime. You are our good, good Father, and we are loved by You, more than by any human being that we know. We grow in our trust in You with each passing day, and we look forward to eternity in order to serve You in immortality.
Thought for the Day:
The great “I AM” sends us out into the world to walk in His will through every circumstance that comes our way; as we live by the faith of the son of God, who loves us and gave Himself for us, we experience freedom from fear and the peace and joy of God’s love. – Galatians 2:20