Hope for you today!
Psalm 18: 1-3 NLT
1 "I love you, Lord; you are my strength. 2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. 3 I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and He saved me from my enemies."
Sometimes the cares of this world seem to overwhelm us, yes even Pastors feel the enemy's attacks. Every child of God will face tribulations, but the scriptures tell us to "Be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world."
As we face this New Year we have many changes facing our world. ISIS, Affordable Care Act, changes in tax codes and many other dilemma's.
It would be easy for us to despair in times like these, but the constant thread that runs through Scripture is that we are NOT to fear. We are to put our trust in Him, for HE will never fail us.
Last week Andre` Crouch went to be with the Lord. He wrote Through It All, a powerful song that says "I've learned to trust in Jesus, I've learned to trust in God." Let that song become an earworm to us in these coming days. Sing it over and over again.
Don't let the enemy sneak up on us with doubt and fear. Jesus said, "Be of good cheer for I have overcome the world."
Yes that means OUR world today! God is our source, and our ever present help in trouble.
God's got your future my friend! He is bigger than any problem that might come our way!
Love ya, Pastor Phil