Psalm 139:13-14. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
You know that God who created your inmost being? He is still in control! Nothing catches Him by surprise. He didn’t get caught off guard by a virus or anything else going on in the world. He is still God and He’s got this, but how are you responding to it all?
It is crazy what can be created in a lab these days, both for good and for bad. The world has gone a bit crazy and everything seems backward. What is wrong according to the Word of God is now supposed to be accepted as right or at least tolerated, and to stand up for what we know to be right is now wrong. The world is backward, but we need to continue to be the example.
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7. If you take a look around there could be a lot to fear, not just a virus, but we are not called to live in fear. We are called to show the world the God we serve and trust that our lives are in His hands. Now that does not mean that we live recklessly and act in ignorant ways. We need to use common sense and do our best to protect ourselves and our families and friends on every level, but we should not live in fear while we are doing it. I have seen people who are literally so full of fear they are almost afraid to live and that is not the life God has for you. Do what you can and leave the rest to God. If you have a compromised immune system then take the precautions necessary. Whether you’re at risk or not we all need to take care of our bodies and eat right and get the exercise we need in order to keep our bodies healthy. Every time you eat, it is an opportunity to nourish your body so it has what it needs to fight off disease and give you the energy to fuel your body for what God is calling you to today. Don’t take your eyes off Him for a moment. Keep your eyes on Him and when you buy your groceries instead of grabbing those Twinkies, how about some grapes instead? My granddaughter (3-year-old) wanted me to buy her Skittles when she heard I was going to the store and she was ecstatic when I offered to buy her grapes instead. Just like I am constantly telling Abby about everything, don’t just make good choices, make the best choices!
Honor God today by doing your best to take care of your body and don’t neglect to spend time alone with Him in His Word! Dig in and remind yourself of the mighty God we serve and don’t allow satan to fill you with fear. Trust God, He is the one who holds your life in His hands. Live a life that is pleasing to Him and a shining example to the rest of the world. Live a life that reflects the hope found only in Him! Stop living in fear. Remember Jeremiah 29:11-13, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
Spend some time alone with God today in His Word and in prayer! Ask Him for the wisdom to know how to handle all that comes your way today. Ask Him to guide you in His strength and love and for Him to remove all anxiety and fear as you fully put your trust in Him, having done what you can. Ask Him for the wisdom to know any changes you need to make in your life and trust Him. Be an example to others. When faced with the option of fear or faith, choose faith in the Almighty God! Show His love to everyone you encounter. There’s so much fear, hate, and anger in the world today, take the time to be the difference to those you meet. Trust Him that truly His best is yet to come!
Quote: “Life begins when you do.” ~ Hugh Downs
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