So many are drowning in fear, including Christians. Apprehension and anxiety are their daily companions. Negative what ifs tucking them into bed nightly.
Wrapped in a blanket of hopelessness. Many have raised the white flag of surrender. Calling the darkness friend.
Are not two little sparrows sold for a copper coin? And yet not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered for the Father is sovereign and has complete knowledge. So do not fear. You are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31
Unconditionally trust Papa when He promises. “No weapon that is formed against you will succeed. Every tongue that rises against you in judgment you will condemn. This peace, righteousness, security and triumph over opposition is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from Me,” says the Lord. Isaiah 54:17
Raise up your head beloved. Fight the good fight of the faith in the conflict with evil. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called. 1 Timothy 6:12
Jesus won the war. This victory insures your victory if Jesus is your commander and chief.
Then he told them what they could expect for themselves: “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? If any of you is embarrassed with me and the way I’m leading you, know that the Son of Man will be far more embarrassed with you when he arrives in all his splendor in company with the Father and the holy angels. Luke 9:23-26