By Ralph and Elizabeth Pyskowski
Only 26 percent of people feel that America is heading in the right directions according to the latest Rasmussen poll. In a dangerous and changing world, many are fearful what tomorrow will bring. It appears that our government will approve a deal that will help Iran get nuclear weapons and strengthen the terrorist state. Currently, more Christians are being persecuted than at any time in history. Even in Kentucky, a Christian is jailed for standing for her beliefs right in the middle of the Bible belt. Even as times appear grim, we do not have to live life in fear or abandon our faith. God still has a plan for us and the promises for his people continue to stand.
A comforting promise can be found in Isaiah 43:1-3: “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” God did not promise that we would never go through tough times and scary situations. However, he did say he would be with us and strengthen us in our time of need. His presence in our lives makes all the difference. He will carry us when we cannot take another step. When the enemy comes against us, he is our strong tower. The Good Shepherd will look after us and protect us against all evil and harm. He is faithful to keep us and will continue to provide all our needs.
Numerous times God tells us in the Bible to “Fear Not.” Just like Peter, we need to keep our eyes on Jesus when the storm rages. God is bigger than any opposition we may face. The Almighty God is in control and can calm the storm and subdue our enemies. Do not be afraid to take a stand for what you believe or obey his call. If you sink, God will come to your rescue. The safest place to be is in the center of God will. In addition, his plan is the most exciting and most fulfilling road you may travel. Although there may be turbulence on the trip, he will see you through to the destination. When we give our lives to God, no one can break the grip of safety and security of his powerful hands. God will continue to bless his people as they follow him.
If you do not know the Lord, it is time that you invite his presence into your life. None of us are promised tomorrow. People leave this world everyday from just driving on the highway or a common health issue that may come out of the blue. It is vital that you have your eternity secured since our days in this life are not. Why do you not pray and ask Jesus into your heart today? Because of the cross and mercy of the Lord, we can pray this prayer: Dear Jesus, I need you. Please forgive me for all of my sins. Come into my heart and change my life. Make me the person that you want me to be. I will follow you as you show me how. In Jesus name, amen! If you prayed this prayer, please contact a Pastor to find out more information on a new life in Christ. You will never have to fear what the future holds as long as you know the God who holds it.
Ralph & Elizabeth Pyszkowski, Your Brother & Sister In Christ. All comments are welcomed at [email protected]