To encourage you and myself, because looking at the things that are going on out there in the world, especially when we hear of the middle east and Israel, we can be filled with fear. But we know this, that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7 Fear is a spirit from the devil. God does not give us fear. We have our confidence and trust in Him.
One of my very favorite verses. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper. NKJV
So if we will stay in the Word and meditate on it continually, our faith will be strong in the Lord and we can survive the storms of life.
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live… NIV
Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance. NKJV
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. NKJV
No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. NKJV
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. NKJV
God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and then not fulfill? NIV
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. NKJV
We can trust God’s Word. Every promise He keeps, unlike people here on earth. We can pray the Word back to the Lord and remind Him of His promises that He made to us. Not that God forgets His promises, but that we know He will keep His promises.
1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. NKJV
Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye will have them. KJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. NKJV
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. NKJV
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand… NKJV
God loves us so much and He thinks about us continually. Good thoughts. Loving thoughts. Kind thoughts. Fatherly thoughts. Caring thoughts. Favored thoughts. Merciful. Longsuffering.
He really and truly LOVES us. He doesn’t want any of us to perish and be separated from Him in eternity. He also wants to meet our needs and our wants, right here and now.
Most people think God will only supply our needs. But His Word also says we can have whatever things we desire, if we believe for them when we pray. True, He’s not going to give us anything that is evil or bad for us, that would harm us or cause us to fall into sin. As long as we pray for and believe for things that are in His will.
We do not have to live in fear when we hear of those things that are happening in the middle east and Israel and other parts of the world. We believe in God. He told us these things would happen. He also told us to fear not, neither be dismayed.
He is our God, and we are His people. He promised to never leave us or forsake us.
This sure helped me. Hope it helps you too.