Don’t Be Afraid

It’s been a hard week – not for me – for the whole world. The plight of the people of Afghanistan is overwhelming and evil appears to be in charge. And, sadly, a country I love, America, has blood on it’s hands for the role it just played in all this.

Yet, evil is never really in charge. Evil hearts win skirmishes and battles and the innocent pay the price. But what is here and now – and even when it gets much worse – is all temporary. Someday, the hearts and deeds of wicked men will be exposed – and someday this will abruptly end.

Are you ready?

We are called to always be ready, “So you, too, must keep watch! For you do not know the day or hour of My return.” (Matthew 25:23 NLT)

Don’t be lulled into thinking it’s been so long, maybe it’s not true. Jesus is returning and His promises are true. It could be in ten seconds, ten years, or ten thousand years – it is His timing, not ours. And our readiness is important.

Why? Why should we constantly be looking for God’s Son to return? Micah 7 is a good commentary on our world today – guess there is nothing new under the sun. Yet we are to look for our Savior: “As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.” (Micah 7:7 NLT)

Teach us, God, to lift up our eyes, hearts, minds, souls, and spirits in constant expectation of Your Son’s return. Find us faithful on that day. Until we see Him face to face, help us expose evil and be a balm for those downtrodden by it. And when it seems to overwhelm us, remind us: The Lord of heaven and earth is in control and not even a sparrow falls to the ground without His notice.

“What is the price of two sparrows—one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31 NLT)

2 Comments on “Don’t Be Afraid

    • Yes, a season of sadness, life has its seasons. The great news is, this life isn’t all there is. Those who trust in Jesus will have life everlasting and joy that we can’t even imagine. Trust in Him…


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