"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me." John 14:1
I have been getting a lot of emails about the swine flu, economic crisis, people losing their jobs, etc. It certainly doesn't look very bright or hopeful. These are fearful times. And for that reason, I feel impressed to say to you, "Do not be afraid". If you are a child of God you have no reason to fear what is happening or what may lie ahead. The Lord is your protector, your healer, your deliverer, your salvation. We have been given promises that if we walk uprightly before Him He will rebuke the devourer, none of these plagues will come near our dwelling, He will be with and not leave us, He will give His angels charge over us and He'll meet and supply all our need.
If there is another depression, we do not have to fear because God will meet our need. If there is a famine, we do not have to fear because He will give us our daily bread. If there are diseases throughout the land, we do not have to fear because He is the Lord who heals all our diseases. If enemy forces war against us, we do not have to fear what man can do unto us because the Lord is our protection, His name is a strong tower that we can run into and find safety. If natural disasters get worse, we do not have to fear because the Lord has a safe place prepared for us.
I don't want to sound like gloom and despair. The fact is none of us know what tomorrow may hold and according to the scriptures in the last days perilous times will come. What I do want to do is give you a message of hope and peace this morning. Regardless of what may come our way, our hearts can stay in perfect peace, we don't have to be afraid. We just need to keep our hearts, minds and eyes upon the Lord... He is our peace.
Have a great day. Do not be afraid! You have nothing to fear because the Lord is with you.