“Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.”
Once again, the atmosphere of the world is dense, dark and gloomy under the ‘second wave.’ The news speaks of the increasing number of cases. Everywhere we go, we see faces covered not just in masks but also in fear. Some of us are facing this same giant called fear. The time is intimidating, but beloved, the Lord has a WORD even for those whose hearts are filled with fear. What is your fear today? Is the virus? Is it your lack of finances? Is it unreliable relationships? Is it the loss of a loved one? Is it the uncertainty of the future? Is it the stability of your family?
If your heart is anxious today, hear the WORD, “Be strong! And NEVER afraid!” Find your strength in the Lord and in His Word. Stand on that WORD knowing that He is your rock and your refuge. When you build your faith and your life on this rock, even when the storm advances, you need to be confident in where you dwell…for when you abide in the Shadow of the El Shaddai, you are hidden in the strength of the Lord. He is the Hope that holds and shelters and sustains you. His massive arms of faithfulness are wrapped around you, protecting you and shielding you from all harm.
Beloved, be strong and strengthened. Confront every fearful thought with the WORD of the Lord. Keep speaking the promises of the Lord over your life, the lives of your loved ones and your surroundings. The Lord has not given you a spirit of fear, but has filled you with His own precious Holy Spirit who strengthens you with divine power, love and a calm mind.