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From Fear to Freedom!

2 Corinthians 3:17

2 Corinthians 3:17

The past few weeks have made me more aware than ever of a “peace that passes all understanding.” There have been so many situations and circumstances that have arisen that would have simply turned me into a nervous wreck in the past. It was not all that long ago that I would worry about things that were about to happen, things that had happened and quite frankly things that never happened! 🙂

I am learning that there truly is a peace that Christ offers that cannot be explained. When we walk with Him we can have complete trust in His provision and ability to walk with us through any circumstance. Since June when we received my hubby’s diagnosis of prostate cancer, God has given me a peace that has exceeded anything I could ever imagine. We have been married for 33 years and I can’t even imagine my life without him. Without the peace and assurance God has given me, I would have been worried sick.  I have not. God has revealed His love and provision for us throughout this entire journey. From hearing of a wonderful surgeon from friends to providing for  our financial needs while he is to be out of work, God has met and exceeded all our needs. He is soooo faithful to His kids!

On top of the cancer diagnosis and surgery etc.. we have had some other family issues that God has moved in. Again, He answered our prayers! While on this life journey we will all go through difficulties. Some bigger, some smaller but eventually we will all have to walk through them. Today I went for my first mammogram. A few years ago I would have been worried about the results. Today, I went in and came out thinking, there literally is NOTHING that happens in our life that Christ will not go through with me. I am expecting the results to be absolutely fine, but if not, I have already learned first hand that my God is sufficient to see me through any situation!

He has freed me from fear. When it tries to rear it’s ugly head I just remember all the times and ways in which Christ has answered my prayers and met my needs and I am no longer a slave to fear but to freedom!

2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV 17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

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HE will never be voted off the island!

I must admit, I was disappointed last night when I discovered who had won the U.S. Presidential election. I have family in the U.S. and know the struggles many are facing due to the high unemployment etc… Only time would tell whether Romney would have made an improvement on all the difficulties facing the people, however he will not be given the opportunity and that is democracy. The people voted and the results are what they are. I was reminded however that politicians will come and go and world circumstances will change. God however is still on the throne and will continue to be so!  Though the election results may prove more difficult for some, followers of Christ have no reason to worry or fear. Our ruler is still in charge! His word never changes and He never fails! He promises to take care of His children as we surrender to Him and look to Him for our needs. He will never get voted off the island, so to speak!!!

We need to remember that despite our outward surroundings, His plans do not change. When we place our faith in worldly leaders and people we will be disappointed. We are not to put our trust in anything temporal but in the creator of the Universe. He is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. He is not caught off guard by the election results. He is neither impressed or disappointed. He knows how it all ends and as followers of Christ, so do we. As we read in the book of Revelation, HE wins!

While we wait on His return, just who is it that we can count on? Let’s look at the word of God for answers…

Matthew 10:29-31 NIV 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.30 And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

Phillipians 4:6-7 NIV 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

I love this verse…Jeremiah 29:11 NIV 11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Let’s not forget Romans 8:28 NIV 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. 

And finally this beautiful promise in Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV 28 Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. 29 He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. 30 Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

These are all beautiful promises from the lover of our soul!  This morning I had to shake off my disappointment and grumbling and remind myself  that leaders will come and go. His word will NEVER change and that when we see things happening around us that we believe will increase trouble and sorrows for some, it is an awesome opportunity to get on our knees before God and watch His mighty hand work amid the challenges!  He is election proof!

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Psalm 22:28 NIV 28 For dominion belongs to the Lord and He rules over the nations.