There are many people today who are afraid. The world has become a dangerous place. Gone are the days where people leave their doors unlocked and go to bed. We keep our children close and teach them to be afraid of everyone. We are concerned about our parents because this current generation has no respect for the elders in our community. What are we to do?
It is not easy. As a result, people are afraid. We have cameras on our doors and in our homes. If we are away and someone rings the doorbell, we are checking the app to see who it is. When we are at home and the doorbell rings, we look at the panel to see who is at the door before we even go to the door. I confess; I do that especially when I’m home alone. We have become very concerned for our security.
While it has become necessary to be cautious, we must not live in fear. Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT says, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” This is worth remembering when we are listening to the horrors we hear about on the news. The God we serve will never fail us and He will not abandon us.
But that is not all; the Bible says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3. In the world, peace usually means the absence of conflict. But as people of faith, we understand that peace means calm in the midst of the storm. Not a superficial peace that lasts for a moment like perfume in the air; but peace that can withstand the problems and anxiety that comes in this life. Peace is like a river, moving and active, always fresh, never stagnant. Its source comes from high in the mountain. The source of our peace comes from God.
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Thought for Today: Friend, God is the source of peace.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.