I’m sleepy as I sit before my computer this morning. If my eyes close, I’ll surely be asleep. Yet Holy Spirit has placed a message inside of me that must be let loose through this keyboard. As the unrest in our world and in our nation is growing, It seems many people are facing 2016 with trepidation. But with full assurance, i can say, “Don’t be anxious! We serve a good God; if You also serve the King of Kings, Jesus Christ, then you can say, like the Aussies, “no worries, mate!”
What gives this confidence? It’s knowing my Lord through His Word. He is all powerful and loves us so much, He will take care of us:
“Do not be anxious about anything
but in everything and 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 your minds in Christ Jesus.
When you know God has made a promise, He is always faithful to fulfill it when we trust Him and obey.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Here it says, “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High. . .” so that is a prerequisite for the promise. The Message Bible gives a hint to what that means:
“You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow”,
(or always seeking God, desiring His presence, His ways, His will.)
As we choose to live a godly life, there are many Scriptures that assure us of God’s love and His protection. That’s why I know the future holds nothing fearful for me. When God and I converse together in prayer, I can ask anything of Him with absolute certainty that He hears me and will respond unfailingly with my best interests. Do you have that deep relationship with our Lord today? You can have it by simply telling Jesus you are sorry for your sins and then accepting Jesus’ gift of salvation; ask Him to be Lord of your life. That is the beginning, for you are being reborn with God’s nature, becoming His Son or daughter, and then allow His new life to begin in you!