When these thoughts come to mind, what should I do? I am reminded that God does not give us a spirit of fear! Instead He asks me to “take every captive every thought and make it obedient to Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
More than that, John tells us in 1 John 4:4, “greater is He that is in you than he who is in the world.” Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, we are victorious! God is greater than the world and greater than our hearts. He is the one certainty in uncertain times. No matter what circumstance tells us, He really is trustworthy and true.
Trusting Him with the lives of my children is a process, a day by day surrender of these sweet gifts He has given to me to take care of for a little while. But I am learning.
I love the context of the II Corinthians verse I shared earlier:
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
I’m thankful today for a mighty and powerful God who casts out my fears and brings me peace.
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Thank you so much for your thoughts, ladies! It’s so encouraging to know there are others who seek God in the crazy times we live in and desire to raise their families to trust in His peace and care.
I’m in the Good Morning Girls study as well and I hadn’t thought of this perspective. I like your focus on trusting the MIGHTY and POWERFUL God with all of our concerns for each day.
God’s Abundant Blessings ~ Faye
“I’m thankful today for a mighty and powerful God who casts out my fears and brings me peace.”
I’m with you in this. There is a LOT going on—in the world as a whole, in the lives of family and friends I care about. It’s overwhelming. Thanks for the reminder to hold fast to Him and rest in His peace.
Visiting from “Experiencing the Joy of Koinonia.” I’m also a minister’s wife. I often feel the same way. I have to remind myself to “Be still and know” that He is God. Appreciated your post.
This seems to be the theme God is speaking to me today. “He is the one certainty in uncertain times. No matter what circumstance tells us, He really is trustworthy and true.” I love this truth! Thanks for sharing and many blessings!
You are not alone is feeling apprehensive and a bit worried about the state of the world. And like your dad, when I speak with my mom about this she says the same “It is going to get worse so we have to be strong in the Lord”. It is not only the economy but genocides, natural disaster and do not get me started in morality. We have to pray bold and hard.
Maria @ A Blooming Spirit
I have thought about this often…and chatted with my Dad recently….and he said: “It’s only going to get worse…so,hold on tight to God and don’t let go!”
Thank you for this post!!!