(myCommunity.com) 3 Biblical Truths that will affirm you in Times of Dread and Evidence. Every day is full of different worrying events around the world. Many of us face fear, the fear of terrorism that can be seen in America, we fear for our children in view of the violence that exists in the streets, many of us have conflicting relationships, etc.
And since we do not know what to do with all these fears, we end up desperate.
It turns out to be very difficult to live with a lump in the throat or in the stomach all the time.
It is normal for this to happen to us, especially those of us who are parents. We also know that we are not yet living in heaven, where there is no concern.
Jesus does not want us to live scared while we are here on Earth waiting for the promise of eternal life.
He has promised us peace, joy, love and the fulfillment of his word, however, many of us continue to feel fear for the circumstances and prefer to be guided by ourselves instead of behaving like true children of God.
Here we will share several points that we hope will encourage them to raise their eyes to Jesus in order to find the tranquility and peace that their hearts long for.
1. God has Everything under control.
Never, even for a second, has God ceased to have authority over everything that happens in the world. Neither will he ever stop having it. John 16: 33 clearly says: "Trust, I have overcome the world." Ephesians 1 talks about his hierarchy about all people and things. Nothing and nobody is taller than our God. This will never change because "Jesus is the same yesterday today and forever" (Hebrews 13: 8)
When we panic, this truth that God has everything under control will provide us with peace and quiet in the depths of our hearts. If we believe that God is in control, we truly have nothing to fear. God has the authority to control everything. He has always had it from the beginning and will continue to have it forever.
2. God loves you.
Let us not allow this truth to be forgotten, since it means everything to us. God loves us in the purest, most passionate way, and from the depths of his heart. It means that God's plans for you and me will only do well in our lives. ("I know the thoughts that I have for you," said the Lord. "Thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you the end you hope for." Jeremiah 29: 11) This means that He will do everything necessary to make it happen. that he promised us to be fulfilled in our lives. It means that no matter what happens or how far away we are from Him, He will search for us and find us. ("Even if your exiles are in the farthest parts of the sky, from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there he will take you" Deut. 30: 4) He has already demonstrated the depth of his love for us when he sent his Son to die for us. ("For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish, but may have eternal life." John 3: 16)
This truth is one to which to cling strongly. Remembering that Jesus loves us brings Peace to our anxious hearts and we realize how good God is that will keep us close, no matter what happens around us.
3. Heaven is the prize.
In our daily life, it is easy to forget that we are living in a temporary space. The earth is not our home. We are living in a rented space, with temporary jobs, and even with temporary lives and bodies. When our focus is on the Earth, we tend to be easily frightened. But when we remember that the best life, the real prize we have not yet seen and awaits us in heaven, we live with a more peaceful perspective. Jesus Christ wants us to long for heaven, since it is the home He has prepared for us. While problems surround us in the world, we must keep in mind what the letter says to the Philippians 3: 14 and pray that what he says there will happen: "I press on to the goal, to the prize of the supreme calling of God in Christ Jesus. "
Friends, things are not perfect here on earth and they are not supposed to be. We have not yet obtained and achieved the life that was promised to us. Always remember that the prize is heaven.
That we never get used to living with fear, if not, that we change this fear for a life of freedom which belongs to us through Jesus Christ. Jesus died so that we can have abundant life, and not so that we live in fear.
He is in control He loves us. Heaven is our reward.