Monday, August 13, 2018

Lessons on Faith - Don't Be Afraid

Last week, I received some very disappointing news and now face more issues with my recovery and more unknowns. More questions and possibilities continued to arise from the discussion with the specialists and surgeons. What was supposed to be a simple consultation turned into another fearful discussion of unknowns. What was supposed to be the light at the end of the tunnel turned into yet another flashing warning sign. Another specialist was added to the growing list of individuals on my healthcare team.

In midst of all of this, I rested on the assurance of God the Father. As He promised the Israelites, He has made that same promise to each of us.

Isaiah 35:4 New Living Translation (NLT)

4 Say to those with fearful hearts,
    “Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
    He is coming to save you.”

Later in Isaiah 35, God promises that their sorrow and mourning will disappear and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

Isaiah 35:10 New Living Translation (NLT)
10 Those who have been ransomed by the Lord will return.
    They will enter Jerusalem singing,
    crowned with everlasting joy.
Sorrow and mourning will disappear,
    and they will be filled with joy and gladness.

So, when I am filled with fear, uncertainty and doubt, I will remember the promises of the Lord and dwell on His word. We have nothing to fear.  If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 

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