Faith Routs Fear!

Fear is like a sign that shouts: “I’m not trusting!” (I don’t mean a healthy fear like we should have in order to avoid hurt or danger). I think “fear” and “worry” are first cousins. If Jesus is our Lord and Savior, our faith (trust) in Him is the antidote for fear and worry. In Psalm 56:3, the Psalmist confidently declares his trust in God: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” Someone aptly defined worry as “Assuming responsibilities that God never intended us to have.” Only when corrective discipline is called for can we justify fearing or worrying, and that discipline is to train and correct. Nothing can touch us unless He causes or allows it. If He does let something touch us, no matter if it’s quickly taken care of, or involves danger, pain or death, He is ready and able to walk us through it. Scripture affords many examples of His enabling. Trust (faith) acknowledges and rests in the fact that God knows what is right and best even if it is hard to bear. Just remember: “Just when I need Him, Jesus is near, just when I falter, just when I fear; ready to help me, ready to cheer, just when I need Him most. just when I need Him, Jesus is true, never forsaking, all the way through; giving for burdens pleasures anew, just when I need Him most. Just when I need Him, Jesus is strong, bearing my burdens all the day long; for all my sorrow giving a song, just when I need Him most. Just when I need Him, He is my all, answering when upon Him I call; tenderly watching lest I should fall, just when I need Him most. Just when I need Him most, just when I need Him most, Jesus is near to comfort and cheer, just when I need Him most.” (“Just When I Need Him Most,“ By William C. Poole). Selah! No matter what our “furnace” may be, faith in Him and His love and wisdom will sustain us even under intense pressure!    Ron

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