These are some of the things our society deems important and valuable. And, yet, if you watch the news or look at the people around you, what do these things really bring? Are they happier? Are they stress-free? Are depression and anxiety non-existent in their lives? How about worry? They don’t have worries, right?
If we make money, including the lust and craving of earthly things, what we rely on—where does that leave God in our lives? Is it enough to believe that God’s word is true? Not only do we need to believe God’s Word, we need to act on that belief.
Hebrews 13:5a (AMP) says, “Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]”
If we don’t rely on those things, what do we do? Money makes the world go around, right? (Think of the state of our world right now and where the love of money has gotten it)
I love what the book of Hebrews says next when it tells what GOD says, “for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)! [Assuredly not!]” Hebrews 5b-g (AMP)
Wow! How many different ways can He say He will not leave us?
How do we generally handle tough situations? We act or re-act and then we go to God’s word. We might stomp our feet, cry into our pillow, yell at our kids, grump around, become depressed…any of these sound familiar? (you don’t have to raise your hands 😉 )
Listen, “Our “Say-So” is built on GOD’S “Say-So”” ~~Unknown
God says, “I will not leave you.” So we can Boldly say, “The Lord is my helper…I will not fear.” I will not be haunted by apprehension that things will not work out.
Does it mean I won’t be tempted to fear and become anxious? No. BUT. I WILL REMEMBER GOD’S SAY-SO. I will take courage.
Faith falters when worries come. Right? We forget to take a deep breath spiritually.
Let’s do a little exercise. Ready? Breathe in through your nose slowly. Hold your breath for 5-4-3-2-1. Let is out slowly through your mouth.
Isn’t that relaxing?
Now, take a breath spiritually.
Listen to God’s Say-So~~not your own. As you do, dread and fear will fall away.
What are you facing that is causing you dread? During times of anxiety and fear, listen to what God is saying and BOLDLY and CONFIDENTLY say,
“But the Lord is my Helper (at this moment) in my present outlook. I will take courage and not fear. It does not matter what problem or wrong may be in the way, HE HAS SAID,
“I will never leave you!”
Lisa Bull sees her life as a journey along God’s divine plan. While considering herself an expert on nothing, she enjoys laughing and has made “choosing joy” her motto. Lisa has experienced God’s unfailing love and grace in her life and wants nothing more than for others to enjoy that same gift in their lives.
Lisa is the daughter and granddaughter of ministers. She has multiple relatives in ministry on both sides of her father’s family including several pastors, pastor’s wives, and missionaries. In fact, ministry in her maternal grandmother’s family can be traced back several generations. She loves being a wife and mother of two terrific young men.
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