Thursday, November 19, 2015

At Times Like These

It has been a horrible week personally. I started throwing up and then a lupus flare hit. Thank you yo yo weather! I've barely been able to function long enough to have a clear thought. My body is wracked with pain and fevers are coming on hard. Such is the joy of having lupus.

This week has also been hard because of the attacks occurring around the world. So many people are afraid. And when the government says "Nothing to worry about. Don't be afraid. We will take care of you," it is then we should worry. We live in a time when lawlessness is rampant. It starts with the office of President (not enforcing laws) and spreading like wildfire across the nation. If the highest office won't enforce immigration laws, refuses to defend our borders, can't see the truth if it bit him in the face, what hope do we have to keep out ISIS? The border is wide open. He welcomes immigrants who are not vetted as he says. It only takes one woman, man or child to cross over and blow up a group of people. This is enough to be afraid of.

I didn't wait for calamity to happen before I sought refuge in God. It is written in His word for us not to be afraid. Written 365 times. When I feel anxious or fear creeps in, I remind myself these things come from Satan. I repeat verses from God telling me to not be afraid. He is here. I am safe with Him. Of this I have no doubt.

JOHN 8:12
Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

JOHN 12:46
"I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness."

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven, and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth; and [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

JOHN 5:21-30
"For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth [them]; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all [men] should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me."

Proverbs 19:23

23  The fear of the Lord lleads to life,
and whoever has it rests msatisfied;
he will nnot be visited by harm. 

 Proverbs 14:26

26  In the fear of the Lord one has mstrong confidence,
and nhis children will have oa refuge. 

Matthew 10:31
31 Fear not, therefore; nyou are of more value than many sparrows.
Psalm 56:11
11  in God I trust; uI shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
1 Peter 3:14
14But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. AND DO NOT FEAR THEIR INTIMIDATION, AND DO NOT BE TROUBLED, 15but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;…


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