Stop the world, I want to get off! Anyone else feel that way? Goodness, it’s crazy out there. People are worried, fearful, and angry, and with the mess of the world it’s easy to get caught up in the messiness.
However, I need to remember to renew the view by viewing from the proper perspective of God’s truth. Jesus prayed, “Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes, make them holy]; Your word is truth.” ~ John 17:17 (AMP) We are to be sanctified in God’s truth — set apart, dedicated, holy. As Christians, we are not of this world, our citizenship is in heaven and in that truth we are overcomers, united and grounded in the solid rock of God’s love.
We don’t have to fear, because God’s perfect love casts out fear. Although we are subject to government, we need to remember on Whose shoulders rests the government. Pray for those in authority, living lives that show the love of God. Some trust in chariots and horses (political parties), but we can completely trust in the Lord.
Take a deep breath, cease striving and remember God is in control and over all nations. No need to be anxious or worried, God knows what you need and He’s got all you need. Trust in the Lord, He’ll direct your paths. Trust in God, rely on Him, do good, dwell in the land and be faithful. Love one another. Don’t fear, God is with you. Don’t be afraid. Don’t fear men. Rejoice in the Lord. Rest in the Lord. Trust in the Lord. You are safe forever in God’s loving hands.
Romans 12:2, Philippians 3:20, 1 John 5:4, 1 John 4:18, 1 Timothy 2:1-2, 1 Peter 2:13, Romans 13:1-7, Isaiah 9:6, Psalm 20:7, Psalm 46:10, Philippians 4:6, Matthew 6:25-34, Proverbs 3:5-6, Psalm 37:3, John 13:34-35, Isaiah 41:10, Proverbs 29:25, Philippians 4:4, Psalm 91:1, John 10:28-29
From One Lit Step: Devotions for your journey, http://amzn.to/2FzWR7G