Remember Chicken Little, repeating over and over, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling”? Do you ever feel that way inside – like it’s really happening in your life . . . our country . . . our society . . . our world today? Isn’t that the goal of most of today’s media – to make us feel a sense of doom and despair?
Do you fear for your future here in the good ole’ US of A? If you are signed up to receive emails with gloom or conspiracy content, I suggest that you unscubscribe. Rather than listen to the news media hype, do something far better instead.
The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
Resting in God’s Truth helps us not to fear.
Satan wants us to fear. When you feel fear, you can be assured that Satan is behind that fear, distracting you from God’s truth. The devil wants us to think God isn’t big enough to handle our hard seasons. That God either can’t or won’t rescue us. Shut the devil out of your mind. Block him!
The Lord’s promises are enough to rest your soul, so stand on those promises! God’s Word gives us great comfort and confidence – in Him.
I also want to encourage you with some things hubs and I see in our country that you’ll never hear on the news channels.
Hubs works from home, as you may already know. He is continually in contact with large commercial contractors all over the United States. Through the past few years, commercial construction has been booming, which means growth. So, what are media sources talking about when saying our economy is in trouble? Hubs scratches his head because that’s not the picture he sees. And, he should know because he’s directly involved! His business has been steadily growing over the past twelve years since starting his current venture.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Does that help you feel a little better about the state of our economy? Praise the Lord!
As for me (from my on-line vantage point), I am greatly encouraged. I see a huge number of Christian websites and blogs who are proclaiming God’s word every day. The heart of our country seems to be seeking God, which isn’t what you’ll hear on the news.God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) Click To Tweet
Anything heart-warming that happens in real life isn’t considered news-worthy, so we rarely hear of those things. That doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Because it IS happening.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul. (Psalm 94:19)
I missed you all last weekend, and I hope you had a blessed Easter! I wanted to reach out and write to you very much With previous engagements recently, I’ve been out of commission a lot, so to speak. Please know that I’m thinking of you and praying for you always, whether or not I’m able to write just then.
As for today, I encourage you to shut the devil out of your thoughts. He seeks to destroy! God is in control. The Lord is our constant and Mighty King! Let us dwell on what He says, shall we?
Because He lives~