Not a Spirit of fear

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2Tim. 1:7

With all this talk of war in the world, many are afraid, of what will happen. I myself cannot help but have a small amount of fear rise up within me, but quickly put aside. The media has been building on fear, they bring it in the households via the nightly news and shout it through the newspapers. I have not been given to fear, what do I have to fear about? I know where my present destination is, and that I am sealed by God. I have the Holy Spirit within me, and it is of power, gained by reading the Word of God, and I have God’s love within me and the mind of Christ. So pardon a play on words, what would Jesus have me doing? I believe that Christ has been strengthening me for this time. I know that without fear I can walk in peace and have peace be so present within me, that others will ask why. I can then share my hope, and share my faith in the Lord with them. I am not afraid, although I fear for those who have to be afraid, because they don’t know where they are going, or what the future will be. I can stand firm in the midst of the storm and help others, find the source of my peace. I know what my present hope is, and I don’t need to know what the future holds. The God of the Universe is in charge, and He knows my name. Does He know yours?

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