Friends, it is so tough not to feel afraid as we watch the world’s current events unfold before our eyes. The headlines seem more alarming by the day. I can hardly turn on the news, open a paper or peruse the disturbing headlines without seeing violence, hate and a skewed sense of morality. Where is the love and kindness?
Has fear gripped your heart? As a mama, I fight the feeling of angst as I worry for the world our children are inheriting from us. I’ll be honest, too. Sometimes, I simply have to turn it off and focus on what’s happening right under my roof.
Perhaps you are facing a dark season with rough seas that has nothing to do with what’s unfolding across the country and everything to do with what’s happening in your home. Whatever your circumstances, remember you need not be afraid or discouraged. Why? We have a God who never deserts us, specifically in the most difficult moments.
Deuteronomy 31:8 tells us, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Cling to this promise. It is truth, friends.
On days when you feel afraid or defeated, remember you are not alone. You are never alone. God goes before you. God is with you. God will never leave you nor forsake you. You are His.