God is still in control and always will be Sovereign
2nd Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.”
Fear and anxiety are two of the enemies’ weapons, and can take control of what a person thinks or how they feel, especially if they take their focus off of God.
The more a person struggles with fear, the more likely they will be overwhelmed by it, thus allowing fear to take control over choices and decisions that need to be made.
Reading and hearing the word of God will give the believer power, love and a sound mind to overcome any fears or anxiety that someone may be experiencing.
2 Corinthians 4:16-17 “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;“
Believers cannot afford to get caught up in worldly views of what is going on around them. The decision that has to be made is to walk by faith and not by sight.
2nd Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.”
God still is protecting His people, He is a refuge.
Psalm 46:1“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
God can bring joy to the soul during tough times
Psalm 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
Believers have to continue to pray, give thanks and keep their focus on God.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
“Lord Jesus, You said in your word “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.” In spite of what it may look like, or what happens, we your people will continue to walk by faith, believing that You are sovereign and still in control. My prayer is that on a daily basis, your people will continue to acknowledge You in their lives. You made provision in the wilderness for forty years, and continue to make provision now each and every day. May we always give You praise, glory and honor that only You rightly deserve. May your people continue to walk by faith in you and have no fear of what they see or hear about conditions going on around them, in Jesus name…Amen!”
Continuing in His service…Rev