We continue to see negative circumstances dramatized before our eyes in the news, on social media – seemingly everywhere we look. I was struck by a statement from a minister from California.
“Fear always attracts the information needed to legitimize its existence.”Bill Johnson
Fear is a powerful emotion. If we don’t keep fear in check, we will see through the cloudy lens of that emotion. Too often we let biases and emotions take over and we don’t view our circumstances through the lens of the truth of Scripture. In crazy times like ours, we need to cling to truth. We need the grace and wisdom of God to guide us through the bombardment of information and opinions.
There are scary things going on. However, God promises to take care of us. We are more important than birds and flowers, but God takes care of all of us. Matthew 6 reminds us of that. So, friend, don’t worry about tomorrow. Allow God’s grace and wisdom to guide your thoughts and decisions each day.
Dear Heavenly Father, we struggle with fear. Please shape our thoughts according to Your truth. Thank You for caring for even the birds and flowers as well as us.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.