Jesus never promises us in the bible that things will always be easy and perfect. He never tells us troubles will not come.
In fact, what He says in scripture is quite the opposite. He does not say that troubles will be absent, but in fact, He goes the complete other way.
He says – you will face troubles.
You will have trials.
There will be tough times. There will be tears and worry and stress and pain.
There will be.
But, that’s not all He promised us.
Look what is says today in Matthew 10: 26-28:
“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
We will have these things happen. But do not fear. Do not fear those in life that can “hurt” you. For they can’t. Dont’ fear the one that hurt the body.
We should not fear any other human. We should fear (i.e. respect) God.
Why should we not fear any other human? As a great picture on the internet put it, you’ve got an all-powerful, all-knowing, all loving, in control, three in one God on your side.
Now act like it!
I love that. It’s actually my phone background right now. God is on our side. God is for us. God is with us. Whom shall we fear?
No one. We can have NO FEAR today. For God is with us! Rejoice. Be strong. Do not fear.
For God is with us. Whom shall we fear?
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