“... for [God] has said, ‘I will never leave you or forsake you.’ So we can say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can anyone do to me?’”
~Hebrews 13:5b-6 (NRSV).
Confidence in life is always important if we wish to live fear-free.
And, yet, whenever we’ve dealt with subjects occurring or occasioning in much evil it’s easy for our minds to work against us and have us thinking thoughts we shouldn’t.
God is beyond the evil we’re perhaps facing. God has it covered like nothing and no one can. The Lord is our confidence and we have no logical reason to be afraid beyond simply doing God’s will.
God is always present with us. He is power to live. He has promised to never leave nor utterly forsake us, and the faithful believe.
Evil will not have its way — not ultimately.
God is the Purveyor of the mind; restoring our thinking due the words of prayer in seeking him.
In fear, draw near. In pain, recall times of gain. In despair, hold on despite what’s unfair. Through trial, the Advocate, with us, walks that mile.
In all these, God’s there, in it with us!
© 2011 S. J. Wickham.