As we continue to journey through the uncertainty of our nation and witness the unfolding of things we have never seen before, it is so easy to get caught up in all the chaos. What do we do when it seems like we are in between the walls of hopelessness and despair that are closing in tighter and tighter as we continue to struggle to survive. In the Bible the term “ fear not “is used 365 times! If that is correct that is once a day for the year!
Fear not, O land;
Be glad and rejoice,
For the Lord has done marvelous things! Joel 2:21
John Kennedy once said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself. “ What we have gone through has not been pleasant. For some this has been heartbreaking and it is possible it could get worse. Who do we turn to in our times of trial and tribulation? We turn to the Lord God almighty and seek his strength and his wisdom.
As it was when Elijah called upon the Lord to defeat the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18, or when King David ran for his very life and he relied upon the Lord to carry him through as we read in in the book of Psalms. We cannot get through this life on our own strength it will be the Lord who calms the storm.
On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling. But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!” Mark 4:35-41
It is with great peace and joy that we can be certain that no matter who the President is or what may be going on around us God is on his throne and we can be certain He will have the last word.
Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10
Have an amazing day! Pastor Marty
Notes from the Staff @The Woods