GOD Is In the Midst of the Chaos
by Debra Joyce
Today, as with any other day, we are faced with many choices on how we react to what is going on in the world. Each opportunity provides us a fresh chance to be open to God’s plan for this situation or to choose our own plan. GOD LUCK or good luck …which one do you want? Our own plans often get us in more trouble than actually providing solutions. Moment by moment, as we surrender our day to HIS control, we are in a position to receive from HIM. As we seek His guidance through prayer, reading His Word and LISTENING, Abba, our Father God, will provide His divine insights, guidance, protection, peace and more. His providential sovereign will is revealed concerning His plans and purposes for our lives when we seek HIM above all else!
FUN FACTS: "Do not be afraid" is mentioned 365 times in the Bible, one verse for every day! "Fear not" is found 114 times. "Joy" is mentioned 289 times. "Rejoice" is found 50 times.
Joy will replace the fear or anxiety we can so easily get caught up in when everything around us is chaos. Fear and anxiety are powerful feelings. They can be used as weapons formed against us by the enemy to kill, steal and destroy us. Every time Jesus rebuked the devil while in the wilderness, He spoke the Word of God. The Word of God is our sword, the weapon against our enemy. Be prepared: stay fully equipped in our spiritual armor, resist him, stand firm in our faith. Speak God’s Word to rebuke the enemy, in the name of Jesus and the enemy will fail. God has given us that power through the Holy Spirit because of the power and authority of the blood of Jesus Christ. Faith is the opposite of fear. Activating our FAITH in Jesus Christ in times of fear and anxiety is our weapon that will destroy the enemy and send him running.
NOW is the time to share this good news and help others find peace during the chaos in our world.
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power of love and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I say REJOICE! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God that transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus… put it into practice and Jehovah Shalom, the Lord Our Peace, will be with you. Philippians 4: 4-7, 8-9
Isaiah 54:17 …no weapon forged against you will prevail.
Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. RESIST HIM! STAND FIRM in the faith because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings. 1 Peter 5:12
This is the day that the Lord has made. I will be glad and rejoice in it. Psalm 118:24
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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you declares the Lord and will bring you back form captivity. Jeremiah 29: 11-14.
Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him: I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me and I will answer Him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalms 91: 14-16
Blessings and JOY!
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