Be Not Afraid

Psalm 112:7
They shall not fear an ill report; their hearts are steadfast, trusting the Lord.

Why do we fear? How many things actually turn out to be “the end of the world?” I often repeat this phrase to myself when in the midst of a challenging situation: “This, too, will pass.” But God will never abandon you no matter how bleak the situation may appear. Even when Jesus felt abandoned on the cross…He wasn’t. God was there. On the other side of death was resurrection and new life. I remember how devastated I was when a good friend of mine was diagnosed with advanced cancer several years ago. Sadly, he died seven months later. But my friend is now experiencing the wonders of paradise. Each of our struggles offers an opportunity for transformation and new life. One of Jesus’ most repeated messages was to not be afraid. Trust the One who showed us that even death is not the end…but a new beginning.

Suggested song of the day– “Going Over There” on the Listen to Your Heart album.
All songs available on iTunes. Click on the link under blogroll to the right.
CDs available by clicking on “home” and then the “store” tab.
Have a blessed day!


About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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