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Faith>Fear

He restores my soul.

Psalm 23:3

Sleep decided to evade me this lately. And while part of me wants to complain I won’t. I won’t because I am grateful to have opened my Bible to these Words. Words that give me comfort despite the storm that is threatening my heart.

In Psalm 23 I am comforted by more than the knowledge that He is with me but that He knows the outcome of all situations. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING is a surprise to Him. He’s not taken off guard. Things don’t slip His mind. No. He knows what’s coming and He’s there to guide us through if we turn to Him.

I have been very concerned about the state of the world. The significant increase in crime, the higher cost of living, freedom of speech being threatened (by cancel culture if not the government, yet)…and so many other things that have been occurring have been affecting my peace of heart. But I am comforted with the absolute confidence that God is already in the midst of it all.

His Grace and Mercy absolutely dumbfounds me. How can He prepare my heart and mind for this even though I have been severely lacking in spending quality time with Him? Because He loves me. Friend, if He can love someone like me I assure you He loves you too. He loves us all despite our faults and shortcomings. Despite our tendency to be selfish and self-centered. What He wants most, what He died for- is to have a relationship with you and me.

The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear Him, and He makes known to them His covenant.

Psalm 25:14

This verse in Psalm 25 speaks of friendship. God wants a deep, personal, intimate relationship with you. He wants to be your best friend. The friend you let into every crevice of your life. The friend you allow to tell you like it is…for your own good. Whether you want to admit it or not, we all need a friend like that.

With God, through Jesus, you can have that. A friend who will be there through the good, the bad and the ugly parts of your life. Give Him a try. Don’t use people who say they are Christian and don’t act like it as an excuse. Because frankly we’re all human and can seriously mess things up.

That’s what the Bible is all about…how He uses completely and utterly messed up people to do amazing things. I want that. I hope you will too.

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