You’re So Scared. Aren’t You?

Many of God’s people are so scared that their actions reveal it.

Since Covid arrived and MSM amplified the fears, the true believer struggles to find peace and strength through God and His Word. Masks, social distance, closing venues, vaccinations, mandates, boosters, vaccine cards, loss of jobs.

“Fear not, for I am with you” is read and preached by many of God’s faithful ministers, but SOME of God’s people don’t believe it and they’re quicker to believe the reports of Covid.

You can’t force people to trust God and His Word. It’s a decision that they have to make.

The Psalms is designed as a prayer book of Israel. It serves as a prayer book where believers in God go to when they need comfort, instruction, and stability in troubled times.

Psalms 46:1-3 (NKJV)

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.

It’s amazing to watch God move in trouble. For the righteous, the outcome is certain. Earthquakes and mountains carried into the midst of the sea, mountains shake.

What does the Word say that God is?

“God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,

We can’t berate or belittle believers into trusting in God. It’s a choice that people will or will not make.

So if the world is going crazy, who else will you choose to put your trust in when all hades break loose? Who’s your refuge and strength? If you have no one else to trust in and run to, it’s inevitable that you will go under unless the grace, and mercy of God spare you.

And that’s what people fear above the fear of the world going crazy.

What would happen to me if God doesn’t come through?

All of us, including myself, have allowed this thought to pass through our minds.

“God. Where are You when I need you?”

All of us have allowed this to slip through our mouths in desperate moments.

“Lord. If You don’t come through, I will go under.”

Who hasn’t said this in their lives?

The one thing that gives me comfort, is knowing that when you’re saved, truly saved, if or when you take a turn for the worst, because you’re in Christ, your name is written in heaven.

Then you’ll say, “That’s not comforting at all.”

But what does the world say when something tragic as death does happen?

“Well, they’re not suffering any more.”

“Well, they’re in heaven. No more pain, or suffering.”

That’s what the world and some true believers say. Right?

It’s so good to know that should situations arise, that the Lord is there, either way.

We all get disappointed when we don’t get what we’ve hoped for.

I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s best to “be even more diligent to make your call and election sure.”

Because should things turn against you, you have a sure refuge in Christ.

And should God extend mercy and grace, it’s a signal to all that you better make sure that your name is written in heaven.

Published by The Minister's Crucible

The Minister's Crucible is designed to inform the Body of Christ about the inner workings of the ministry. The word Crucible from Latin, is "crux" where we get the word "cross" from. It also means a "metal container" where metals and other substances are melted or are subjected to higher temperatures, put to the temperature test. The Lord Jesus said "If any man desires to follow after Me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me." Let's take up our cross and follow Him.

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