Growing up as a kid we had a lot of fun times and good times. Playing in the streets, the parks, going bowling, shooting pool, attending the movies. We didn’t grow up with fear or grow up in fear.
I remember the school buildings would have these signs on the exterior of the brick wall, “Fallout Shelter”.
I didn’t understand what it was for or what it meant. Its was to head for cover in case of a bomb attack. Today I feel we are walking on eggshells. Everytime I put the news on or when I hear the same BS from the mouth of a politician. It seems politics creates more problems, rather than solving them or finding the right solutions. There’s no middle ground, but fear is used as a motivator to get out to cast a vote for one side or the other.
It has been a long week for many, and an even longer year for others. Some of you may have lost a loved one or more this year. An unexpected crisis or emergency sets us back financially, paying for things you can’t afford. The furnace just croaked, the water heater went, or the car/truck just died. Maybe you were in recovery from an addiction but fell offvthe wagon. I could go on, but you get the point.
We face much uncertainty where fear and anxiety can grip us to a point of abandonment or thinking you need to jump off a cliff.
I learned to face every fear and obstacle head on even when it seems grim and depressing. My help and strength come from the Lord. God is real and knows everything of what you are experiencing right now.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of a sound mind”. 2 Timothy 1:7
The work of God’s love, assurance, and Spirit helps us to keep our eyes on Jesus and to get us through these trying times. Remember, God is the author of our faith. If He is the author, He is also the finisher to help get us through. Let Jesus be your fallout shelter today!
“[Looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].
Hebrews 12:2 AMP
Have a joyful day and coming week my friend. Remember each day that God has it all under control.