Real faith actually moves to the place of love and obedience. It’s saying, God, not only do I believe that you are up there, but I commit my life into your hands. I want to have a love-based relationship with my father, with the Creator.
God has promised that all of our pain and suffering will matter forever. He will use it all for your good! See, God has redeemed you, and there is a sense in which he has redeemed everything that happens to you as well. What Satan means for evil, God promises to use for your growth. What might have destroyed you without the covering of God’s grace and protection can never destroy you now because God has promised to use it.
There is a safe, secret hideout waiting for you in the very presence of the Most High, the Almighty, the Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. And what is especially beautiful is that all are freely invited to come in – not just the rich or the religious – all who are broken and afraid are freely welcomed.
Don’t live by fear, walk by faith. Don’t waste time worrying about tomorrow, but do wisely prepare for the future. And never, never stop loving your neighbors on Jesus’ behalf!
God did not give you the fear you feel. God gave you, instead, the tools you need to succeed. So go and do the hard things God has called and commanded you to do.
The Spirit of God will rebuke that lie with the truth of his Word. So hear him say, again and again, I didn’t make you afraid. I’m making you bold, strong, loving, and in control.
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