It’s crazy what a little fear and uncertainty can do to a so-called major world power. Light up a stick of doubt, and fan the flame with heightened emotions and over-enthusiastic media attention, and it’s likely to explode in an all-out panic, taking everyone down with it.
Whether we’re talking about an ailing economy, troubled relationships or a strained career, insecurity can pull out a stable foundation like a slippery rug under the feet. We’re not called to live in fear, however. Fear is NOT God’s signature–TRUTH is. So here’s a few extra bricks to reinforce your unshakeable wall of truth, the one foundation which will never change regardless of what the headlines bring today. Or even tomorrow.
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm.” Psalm 20:7-8
“Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go.” Psalm 71:3
““Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever! I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth.” Job 19:23-24
Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:25-26
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To him who is thirsty I will give to drink without cost from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 20:6
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1-3
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33