Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Moth courtesy photobucket.com
“Get it away from me” were
the screams coming from my friend as she wildly waved her arms to protect her
My eyes were wide opened as I
watched her fight off a small moth that had been attracted to the light in the
Her husband swatted at the
poor moth and soon it was captured and released outside.
I had never witnessed anyone
fall apart over something so insignificant in my thinking.Now if
it was a mouse, I would be standing on a chair right quick, but a moth seemed
silly to be so fearful.
When my friend finally calmed down,
I tried to question her about this fear.Out it came; when she was a small child she viewed her mother react in
like manner apparently when attacked by a moth.She reasoned that moths must be dangerous and forever after this fear
was carried into her adulthood.
Often we are easily
influenced by the reaction of other’s to a fearful happening.
It was FDR who said, “All we
need to fear is fear itself.This means that we should be afraid of simply
being afraid, because fear has torment.
If we are constantly afraid
then we will not have the power to conquer many of our obstacles.
As the New Year is upon us,
there are many things to consider that seem alarming.The best approach is to make a decision to
fully place our trust in the Lord and allow Him to give us His peace.
This does not mean that we
should foolishly, sit down and do nothing.With direction from God, we will make wise choices and walk in
forgiveness and peace.
Joyce Meyer has a book by
this title, “Do it Afraid”Fearful – perhaps yes, but
do it anyway.
Isaiah 41:10 Don't be afraid, because I'm with you; don't
be anxious, because I am your God. I
keep on strengthening you; I'm truly helping you. I'm surely upholding you with
my victorious right hand."