2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Fear not the LORD is with you – How many times have we read that in the Bible?
Be of good courage -How many times have we read that in the Bible?
We can rest assured that tranquility in our days and nights is not something that is outside of the realm of reality. Tranquility is a feeling that can be a part of all we do, when we seek Him on a regular basis and trust Him fully.
There may be many things going on in the world today and obvious signs of what is to come. However, with God we have nothing to fear.
Make no mistake my friends, we are to encourage one another in the Word, and to lift and unify the love of Christ as we wait upon Him.
However, we should always take it with a grain of salt and recognize the “voices of fear mongers” who seek to weaken our resolve and crumple our very soul, with daily “taunts and screams of dismay” citing, “gloom and doom.”
God is a Father of LOVE, not fear. He is the Author of peace not chaos.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Are you confident and secure in His promises? What does Joshua 1:9 mean to you in this world today?
God is a Father of compassion and will not seek to destroy nor harm those who are with Him in spirit and heart. To be aware and to be discerning in all aspects as we go forward in this world, is a given. And we as Christians have the wherewithal to do so when we are confident and realize that He is in control.
In Matthew 10:16, we read that Jesus tells us to be as wise as the serpent but as gentle as a dove. To that end…we are to forewarn and to be forewarned…but in the “loving voice of God.”
The voice of God is soft, gentle and loving. It’s never demanding or vulgar.
Instead…it is a whisper, a gentle touch, a breeze of warmth…and reassurance of body, mind and soul.
John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me…”
We know the ones who claim to be with us in spirit but seek to destroy or confuse us.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil walketh about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Realize that God has written the Bible for our protection and guidance, and with love in every single word! It’s our guide for living. It’s our manual for a peaceful existence.
The next time you hear a “shrill ugly cry of anger and discord” or “begin to quake inside from fear” remember– that is “not from God.”
God’s voice will be the gentle loving and caressing whisper that blankets your soul like a warm soothing balm.
Sssh…do you hear Him?
“Father, may I hear Your voice above all the shrill sounds of the world, thank You for Your provisions, protection and unwavering love, thank You for Your peace, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”