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Fear Not...

One of God’s most consistent commands is “Fear Not!”

Faith goes beyond fear.

Our Lord Jesus was in a bad way the night he was betrayed.

Then he said to them, "My anguish is so great that I feel as if I'm dying. Wait here, and stay awake with me." Matthew 26:38

Jesus was sorrowful and felt like he was dying. You could say he was “scared to death” as they say yet Jesus was not fearful.

Right now in America and around the world people are scared. They are afraid of the unknown.

Jesus provided such a great model of faith on the night of his betrayal. Jesus was anguishing to the point that he felt like he was dying!

What did he do? Jesus faced his fear knowing what would happen. He told Judas “do what you came for, friend”.

All of us are like Jesus. We are marching toward the end of our journey every day. We should face our fear with faith that God is in control.

Right now in America and around the world everything is changing fast. None of us know where this is headed but we can trust God that it is for our good if we love God and are called according to his purpose.

Jesus walked through his destiny in faith that God’s plan was for good. Jesus knew what was going to happen and it was going to be a brutal and painful death yet Jesus finished the race.

We are in a different position in that we don’t know what is in store. We can have faith in God that He is in control and His magnificent plan is rolling forward and it is for our good.

If you could imagine that everything spirals out of control into complete chaos you can also know that God is in it. God is in this chaos and is watching over us.

Have confidence! Face each day in faith and do what you can to help others during this difficult season.

I have faith that God has this. When I list the timeline of the events that have happened in my faith journey sometime in the next year or two it will make for some incredible reading. Wow what a story I have to tell of how God cared for me through a most amazing sequence of increasing tribulation. It’s almost comical at this point.

Each day I grow in my faith in God. I know how He sustains me and I am confident that He is allowing things to happen to shape my character to become Christ-like and become what He needs me to be.

I relish the prospects of tomorrow more each day because I get to watch God at work in my life and I will do what I can to be a blessing to others.

Stay Faithful.

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