FROM FEAR TO FAITH

The average newscast is enough to ask the old but simple question, “What in the world is going on?” It is constantly revealing the negatives of life that surround us.

Every area of our lives seems to be threatened, from the cradle to the grave! In fact, before birth we are threatened and approaching old age one wonders if eventually we will be politely told, “Goodbye!” You have become a burden to society! However, that will be fought more quietly on the basis of what effect it will have on our economy.

One look at the panic that is developing because of the coronavirus and one wonders if we will continue to look like we are from outer space contraptions for the rest of our lives. Panic has gripped our society! One notices the difference in almost every area of our lives; and it has not reached momentum at this specific hour. People are obviously fearful of death and the road that is entailed in that last gasp.

While we surround ourselves with the latest mediums to survive, a large majority of society has allowed itself to become devoid of God and therefore, have no hope beyond the grave. How many do you know, at this moment, which walk through this and other situations, content to let “come what may, the Sovereign God is in control and I will not fear but rather trust Him through it all!

The lady took a fall down the steps! She got up, dusted herself off and said: “Thank God, that is over with!” She was an old fashioned Presbyterian and took in stride that, “whatever will be, will be!”

I do not find myself in a frame of mind to be “fearful”! God is on the throne and I believe that He will call me home, when and how He desires. He told us in His Word: “And inasmuch as it is appointed for me to die once and after this comes judgment, so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.” (Hebrews 9:27, 28)

The Psalmist said: “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in YOU. In God, whose word I praise, In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid, what can mere man do to me?”

(Scripture – New American Standard Bible)

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