Don’t allow fear and despair win! God is still in control… He will have the last word!

It’s been another eventful, frightening week! It seems like one evil, destructive thing after another has taken place… Natural disasters, conflicts, the murderous activities of evil people, the suffering of innocent children, the vitriol and malice poured out on others by people with hearts filled with hate… and I could go on…

Our hearts can easily succumb to fear and despair… But in the midst of it all, I read these encouraging words this morning in my Bible…

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble! Therefore, we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling… The LORD of hosts is with us! The God of Jacob is our fortress! [God speaks…] ‘Be still [quiet yourself], and know that I am God! I will be exalted among the nations! I will be exalted in the earth!’ The LORD of hosts is with us! The God of Jacob is our fortress!” (From Psalm 46 ESV)

Here’s the message of that passage to my heart today… Despite all the problems in our world today… Despite all the evil I see around me… I can have confidence God is still in control! He will have the last word! In the midst of it all He can speak peace to my heart! “He is my refuge and strength – a very present help in trouble!”

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