“No matter what you face today – economic collapse, unprecedented pandemic, violent disaster, incurable illness or simply a forlorn spirit, know this, your God will never, never abandon you.”
2 Timothy 1:7
for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
It was once said, “Sometimes the Lord calms the storm. Sometimes he lets the storm rage and calms his child.” A story is told of an artist’s competition where the painters were asked to paint the most serene picture of a peaceful scene they could imagine. They all set to work. A few weeks later, at a great banquet, the finalists were revealed. One after the other magnificent scenes of quiet and tranquillity were unveiled until, finally, the effort of the grand prize winner was presented on a podium, still covered by a curtain.
“This is the most intense scene of peace I have ever witnessed,” said the chief judge as he addressed the audience. “It reveals a heart devoid of pain, contaminants, and fear. It shows one that he can be content in every circumstance; a heart filled with authority, love and self-control. This, ladies and gentlemen, is our winner.” The judge uncovered the canvas.
The audience gasped. There before them, beneath a powerful spotlight, was exposed an exquisite painting of a most violent waterfall crashing over the edge of a high cliff to the rocks below. Above were ferocious dark rolling cumulonimbus clouds, spewing fierce flashes of lightning. Spray was rising from the torrent, blown by brutal gales as water crashed over the edge of the falls. Not a sign of life anywhere except on a narrow ledge of rock in the cliff face beside the cascading waterfall. There, beneath a mother’s warm wings nestled three small chicks in a roost clinging to the rock. They were safe, warm… and at peace.
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings, you will find refuge. No matter what you face today – economic collapse, unprecedented pandemic, violent disaster, incurable illness or simply a forlorn spirit, know this, your God will never, never abandon you. He is your provider, your safety, your guide, your healer and your peace. Come to Jesus and he will give you rest. Underneath now, are his everlasting arms. The Lord is your refuge and your fortress, your God, in whom you can trust.
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SO, DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
I claim that you have given me not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control
“Dear Abba Father, thank you that I can rest under the shelter of your wings, even in the most violent of storms. Forgive me for taking my eyes off you and looking down at the problems I face. I choose, instead, not to give up but to look up; my help comes from the maker of heaven and earth. I choose now to set my mind on things above and my eyes on Jesus. I praise you for peace in my life, at this time. I praise you for provision, protection and healing. I claim that you have given me not a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control. Amen and amen!”
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