If we focus on what is going on within us and around us in today’s world, we can feel anxiety and hopelessness. We can feel uncertainty about the future which can lead to worry and depression. But God says do not worry or be anxious about anything! The reality is these unprecedented times can make anyone concerned, even Christians. We can be concerned without being afraid. We can be informed but not scared. We are not moved by the world, but by God’s Word. Our focus should be on things above and not the things of this sinful world. Those of us who know Him and believe His Word, realize that there is no need to worry, because we know how the story ends. We should stay in His presence, pray, and prepare, while at the same time living the gift of life joyously and without fear. God says whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. God says, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” (Psalm 5-6). It may seem as if the enemy has taken over and the world has gone crazy, people are doing and saying some crazy stuff. But God said in Revelations 1:11, “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.” Which means He is in control, so why should we worry? Scripture says, “He is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer: He is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.” (Psalm 18:2). I take comfort in these words no matter what I hear, see, or feel. Because God said it and I trust Him. In Exodus 15:26, God said, “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought to the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.” We have a right to expect to walk in the blessings of God. Not because of anything we have done but because what Jesus did. Because of the blood He shed on the cross we have the right to live a life of joy, purpose, and abundance. This is not the time to be worried or anxious about what is going on in the world, but the time to seek God and His righteousness. God will protect his people from harm and no weapon formed against them will prosper. How do I know? Because He said so in Isaiah 54:14 and I stand on His promises! Love and Blessings…  

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)  

“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” (Colossians 3)  

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 8:6-7)  

“Honor the Lord! You are his special people. No one who honors the Lord will ever be in need.” (Psalm 34:9)  

“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)  

“Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:36)


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