October 2020

Even In These Unsettled Times God Is In Control

If you are feeling on edge, worried, or anxious you are not alone! Uncertainty quickly leads to fear and fear erodes away at our faith. Fear can be powerful. In fact, fear is one of satan’s most used tactics to get us to doubt God. We have the power to overcome anxiety and fear with God’s promises. Despite what we feel, we need to remind ourselves that God is in control. When everything around us feels out of control, we can allow Scripture to prove to us that God has been, is, and will be sovereign over our lives and the world. He is our peace and comfort. Here are some Bible verses that remind us that God is in control.

Deuteronomy 31:8

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Moses spoke these words to Joshua as he commissioned him to take the Israelites into the promised land.  But we can glean from these words the hope and confidence today that God goes before us, He walks alongside us, and He’s got our backs.

Psalm 73:26

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Whether it is sickness, disease, loss of a job, betrayal, or our own sin – God shows up. His grace supports us and sustains us. He strengthens our soul through trials and in the moment of death, he conquers the grave. Our souls are safe and secure in the Lords’ hands.