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.

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Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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