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Do Not Be afraid By: Margaret R. Wilder

John 14:27 (AMP)

Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.”

Don’t be afraid?

In a world that’s gone crazy, there is so much to fear.

Sometimes I Feel So Overwhelmed!

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].”

Have you ever said,

“Hello God, where are you? I am searching for you...”

Have you ever thought, “ I need change!”

Have you ever prayed, “Lord, help me! I feel like I am drowning!”

James 1:2-4 (AMP)

“Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace]. And let endurance have its perfect result and do a thorough work, so that you may be perfect and completely developed [in your faith], lacking in nothing.”
God wants us to ask Him for help.

James 1:5-8 (AMP)

“If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind.
For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides].”

God throws out life preservers every day, but sometimes we miss the boat.

He might try to help us by sending a solution quite different than what we prayed for...

He is Lord of the Universe. He knows what is best for us.

James 1:12 (AMP)

“Blessed [happy, spiritually prosperous, favored by God] is the man who is steadfast under trial and perseveres when tempted; for when he has passed the test and been approved, he will receive the [victor’s] crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.”

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