Like some may have been doing, I’ve been watching the news, considering the state of our country in general and the state of the world, and trying not to be overcome with fear, anger, and disgust.
It’s difficult to watch our country go in the direction to seems it is headed. Free speech is threatened, our political and educational systems are in chaos, people are afraid and unsure of what to do or say. God forbid one goes to jail for using the “wrong pronoun” to address a fellow citizen.
On the radio today (Christian/Praise station) I heard a simple statement that really struck a chord in my heart,
Pray more, worry less!
How simple a revelation. I am going to do just that. I worry too much. I worry about my own salvation; my sins are ever before me, the Accuser always making sure I don’t forget the utter evil I have committed. I wonder how or why God still loves me. I worry about the political life of our country. I worry about wealth, health, family, and more. But worry is fear and when you love God and are loved by Him you cannot let fear rule. I John 4:18 says,
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
So let us cast our fear and replace it with faith. Faith, which is able to guard our souls until the day of revelation comes. God is in control. No matter how many rail against the truth, the promises of God will come to fruition. Christ Jesus will reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. All those who name the name of Christ must not forget this. Pray more, worry less. Amen!