When we get into trouble or are persecuted beyond our ability to endure, we turn to GOD FOR HELP. We want to "run away", hide and not think about it, hoping GOD will give us Mercy. When we "run away" our relationship with GOD IS momentary; it is only to "get through" the situation. FEAR paralyzes and distorts the truth because we anticipate or expect pain or danger to befall us. The world tells us that FEAR is normal! It is satan's LIE! There is no "healthy fear"; Fear is unbelief, it is "rooted" in SELF; FEAR IS SIN! The Bible admonishes us NOT TO BE AFRAID! JESUS expressed compassion, sorrow and even anger, but there are no accounts of HIM expressing FEAR! HE trusted HIS FATHER in everything, HE knew, come what may, HIS FATHER will take care of it. Joshua 1:9, "...Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed..." The LORD'S instructions are an integral part of who HE is and what HE will do; we are to meditate on them constantly. When we RUN TO GOD we come to HIM in all matters, with NO FEAR, just OVERWHELMING LOVE. It is PERMANENT; IT IS PEACE! When we RUN AWAY from something we seek temporary RELIEF; and it NEVER LASTS. OUR HEARTS ARE FAILING FOR FEAR!
Thank all of you for allowing me to share these days with you. These are my most precious times. They are so special that I never (absolutely never) want to stop; I just want to continue in prayer for each of you through out the day. Thank YOU GOD for these encouraging moments with my Brothers and Sisters. LORD Bless them and keep them; make YOUR face to shine upon them and be gracious to them; lift up YOUR countenance to them and give them peace. In JESUS NAME I pray, AMEN.
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