Archives February 2016


Love, Kindness, & Trust in God

There are many occasions in life where we can be knocked down and left to feel vulnerable. When this happens, there is often an opportunity for fear to creep in and stop us from getting back up and moving forward.

So what does the Bible say about this?

Philippians 4: 6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Proverbs 12: 9

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.

Psalm 27: 1

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

It seems that love, kindness, and trust in God are key in the fight against fear. Let’s help one another and ourselves by trusting in the Lord, loving one another, and being kind to those who are anxious.

We don’t have to live with fear.

Let’s have courage today and allow the Lord to enable us to get up and move forward!


The Lord Will Fight For You

“Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today…the Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” – Exodus 14:13-14

It seems at the moment that hardly a day passes without there being something in the media which is designed to undermine biblical education, whether at school or at home. While the onslaught of negativity is tiring and sometimes frightening, we must remember the Word of God, which we are seeking to teach to our children (Deuteronomy 6:6), also teaches us that if God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31) Whatever we are facing, be it financial difficulty or government officials, we can know that God has promised us that he will never leave us nor forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5)

There are two battles that stand out in reference to this passage in Exodus. The first is the battle of King Jehoshaphat against Moab, Ammon, & Mount Seir in 2 Chronicles 20, where God caused the different sides to war against each other. He told Jerusalem simply to praise Him, for the battle was not theirs to fight, but His! Again in 2 Chronicles 32 we read of King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah praying to God for deliverance from Assyria, and again, the army was defeated by His power alone. It is noticeable that in these two instances the situation seemed so terrible, and the odds insurmountable, that only God could bring deliverance.

In Jeremiah 17:5-8 we read that “cursed is the man who trusts in man” but “blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord.” Echoing the Psalmist, these people are compared to trees along a riverbank, who do not fear and are not bothered when the heat comes. Nor are they anxious or worried when there is drought. Notice that there is still heat and drought to be faced, but they do not cease from being fruitful, because they have their roots in the Word of God. As we trust in the Lord, Who alone can fight our battles for us, let us trust that He can also make us to be fruitful.