I can’t remember what had caused me to fear way back then, I just remember her response.
Oh, how I miss my wise friend. She’s with Jesus now.
She told me, “When the world is crazy, when you don’t know what to do, draw closer to Jesus. Be prepared to give an answer for the hope you have.”
And, right now, we who call Jesus, Lord, have exactly that, HOPE, because of Him! Let’s don’t forget that!!
It is increasingly evident we can’t count on our President, nor this country, or our military might, nor the economy, not even our own health to protect and comfort us.
“The LORD is the everlasting God,
the Creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
May we hope in the Eternal One who does not fail! May our eyes be set on Him! May our tongues tell of His goodness! May we never doubt His Kingdom is powerfully advancing!
And the people who know their God shall be strong! (Daniel 11:32)
Let’s remind each other, when we can’t see God’s hand and we can’t figure out what He is doing, we can trust His good heart:
God is love (1 John 4:16).
God does not change (James 1:17)
God is abounding in love and faithfulness. God is slow to anger, God is compassionate and gracious (Exodus 34:6).
God is good and what God does is good (Psalms 119:68).
God is rich in mercy (Ephesians 2:4).
God loved you first (1John 4:10).
God sent His Son to die for you (John 3:16).
God has delivered your soul from death (Psalms 116:8).
God made you a new creation and gives you righteousness as His child (2 Corinthians 5:17).
God is always with you (Isaiah 43:1-2).
God hears your cries (Psalms 116:1).
God will never stop loving you (Psalms 118:1).
God reveals Himself to you if you seek Him (Proverbs 8:17).
God is always faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9).
God is full of mercy for His children (Psalms 103:13).
God knows what you need before you ask Him (Matthew 6:8).
God hears your prayers (Proverbs 15:29).
God is a strong tower of protection for you (Proverbs 18:10).
God knows what you need and God will provide for you (Matthew 6:31-32).
God is refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble (Proverbs 46:1).
God will direct your steps when you seek Him (Proverbs 3:5-6).
God gives you hope and grace (2 Thessalonians 2:16).
God will give you everlasting peace (John 14:27).
God will give you joy that no one can take away (John 16:22)
God is your help and shield (Psalms 115:9).
God will give you sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24).
His desire is to bless you (Deuteronomy 7:13) with more than you can ask or imagine (I Corinthians 2:9)
God is gracious and compassionate (Psalms 111:4).
God will comfort you (Psalms 119:50).
God offers you rest if you run to Him (Psalms 91).
God blesses you if you trust in Him (Psalms 84:12).
God rejoices over you (Isaiah 62:5).