Wednesday, October 02, 2013



Jonathon Parnell @ DG:
Fear is like the monster under my kids’ beds — its power is fueled not by what’s really there, but by what might be, what we imagine could be. Fear is a hollow darkness in the future that reaches back through time to rob our joy now by belittling the sovereign goodness of God.
Fear...worry...anxiety - I have been crippled by them and I have seen them cripple many. He goes on to point out reasons and scripture as to why we need not fear. Here is but a few:
God will be with us, help us, and uphold us in trouble. - Isaiah 41:10, 13
When God Almighty is your helper, none can harm you beyond what he decrees. - Hebrews 13:6; Romans 8:31
Man cannot harm us beyond God’s gracious will for us. - Psalm 118:6; Psalm 56:11

I really like the balance that is presented here. It is not that God will prevent us from meeting scary circumstances and it is not that we will not experience difficulty - it is hat we have the necessary means to overcome whatever difficulty we encounter.

Would that more Christians understand this balance. When you look at a situation, one that seem hard and fraught with peril, your concern is not unfounded - but you cannot let that concern stop you.

Victory is not easy, but it is assured.


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