Your Monday Muse 2020-Neon Feather (Ft. Chris Cron)
The enemy would like nothing more than to fill us full of fear and keep us away from church and away from God. He wants us to live life afraid of what is coming at us, and if you watch the news, it feels like the evil is winning. Political fights. Stock market drops. Illness numbers growing. Weather tragedies. Family losses. Media Panic. It’s enough to want to keep us from leaving our homes and shaking where we stand.
But, even in the face of grim news, we have victor! Our God is bigger and stronger and mightier than anything we may face. He is our Sword and Shield. He is the Alpha and Omega. He is Jehova Nissi. We need to turn off the TV, put down our phones, and we need to open our Bibles and lean on the truths of the scriptures, the promises of God:
“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.” Psalm 23:4
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” II Corinthians 4:8-9
“But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” II Thessalonians 3:3
Write these verses on an index card and place them around your home to read, memorize, and remind you that even when struggles and turmoil come, and they will, God is in control and He will protect you, stand guard over you, and love you.