The Bible says over and over again, “do not fear” and “do not be anxious,” but that’s easier said than done, isn’t it? Thankfully, the Bible doesn’t stop at that simple statement. When it comes to fear and worry, God doesn’t tell us to “just stop it.”
What’s your number one strategy against fear? Take a look at the one reason God gives us over and over again:
I’m going to try something new on the last week of the month and tackle a specific aspect of doctrine or theology. For this week, I’ve written a children’s song to correct common misunderstandings about the Trinity.
Two weeks after I bought my new iPhone, it was “searching” for service at least once an hour. Three weeks after I bought it, it had “no service” ever. Four weeks after I bought it, I finally called my carrier. It turns out this particular model had a manufacturing defect that prevented it from reading the SIM card correctly.
Dear Jesus, I’m sorry about the cake. I know it’s your birthday, and you really deserved something nice. Especially since you’re the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You should have had a professional cake and not this mess. I’d like to say it’s not my fault – the batter was inexplicably drier this year – but we both know that’s not the real reason. I was lazy and cut corners by not putting the waxed paper...
I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while! I’ve had a hard time accessing my computer and finding time to write because of a dishwasher leak that ruined the floorboards in my kitchen. What was probably only a gallon of water led to the whole kitchen floor being torn up…
She leaned against the rail of the Speedwell, squinting to gain one last glimpse of her children before they disappeared on the horizon. The tears on her youngest’s face compelled her to go back, but it was too late. She reminded herself that she was doing this for them, that she would see them again, maybe in a year, in their new home.
It’s the same Shepherd.
The same Shepherd who leads me beside still waters also leads me through the valley of the shadow of death.
You know the Psalm, right? The one that starts out: “The LORD is my shepherd?” This Shepherd provides and leads well: