John 14:1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.
Milk and bread, milk and bread! Why is it every time there is a weather scare, so many people flock to the grocery stores in a panic? Yesterday in X-Mart (Hey, the cupboards were really bare!), the woman ahead of me said that she was on her second “run’ through the store. She watched the weather predictions all day and decided to be safe and stocked up, should ice and snow make a fierce appearing.
(The hoarding of manna) Exodus 16: 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth with them. Although the Lord had proven Himself to be the Faithful Provider, it seems the people were still fearful and reluctant to trust Him
How many of you have had medical tests, assuming, since always before, results would be fine, only to get a notification of an “abnormality”? Did your heart sink? Did fear creep in and hold you captive until the situation resolved itself or are you there now? Matthew 9:20-21And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. TWELVE YEARS! I would love to say “Of course I believe I would be healed by Jesus! I would have done the same thing, even stretching out to reach the hem of His garment.” Would I really? After 12 excruciating years, would that have ever crossed my mind?
Have we ever been THAT desperate for Jesus? Has our faith been such that we sincerely believed in His power of restoration? Oh what mercy He showed her! What reward He allowed for her faith! Her story of hope, faith, boldness and healing has been passed down through the centuries, un-named but not unknown. I encourage you to pause, remembering those times Jesus has proven Himself so faithful.
Women, have you ever been at home alone when someone you did not know approached your house and knocked; possibly you struggled, not knowing if you should answer to let them know someone was there or stay silent, hoping they would leave? What about being in a car alone, stopped at a red light at night, spotting a man walking down the street not from your car, then you lose track of him? Is it your instinct to perhaps run the light because you aren’t sure where he went? Have you walked through an isolated parking lot alone in the dark, a bit anxious about loading things into your trunk? The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: He shall preserve thy soul. Psalm 121:7
The media is guilty of deliberately hyping up paranoia about situations. Women and men alike are vulnerable prey to those intending to do us harm. The other day I was with my son in broad daylight and someone went up to him asking for money. Where is the line? How do determine who is truly in need and a predator in a split second as they approach? How do we know if we are discerning or judgmental?
Psalm 118:6The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?
Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Thank You for this day we’ve been given
We offer up to You
Our Great Creator
You Are so Wonderful and Awesome
O, to call You Father
There is nothing better
Cradled in Your arms
Your children have nothing to fear
You are with us always
Please help us keep this in mind
When lies of the enemy swirl viciously around us
Threatening our joy, peace of mind and spirit
By Your Authority
The evil one has no hold on us, God
All power to God our King
In boldness and gladness of heart
We are Yours and You ARE OUR GOD~
In the Name of Jesus
Who breaks all strongholds
Of fear and intimidation
Jesus our Lord
Mighty and powerful
In Whose Name we take shelter
Through the Blood of Lamb we pray
“The Lord’s Prayer”
“Whom Shall I Fear”
“It Is Well With My Soul”
“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”