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Is it possible to live fearlessly when surrounded by uncertainty? Do old age, sickness, and death have to threaten us? It is said that only the good die young, but when the young die it is seen as an awful tragedy.
The reality of existence is that death offends us. We know at the core of our being that we were created for living, but in the garden incident in Genesis, the first humans believed a lying snake instead of trusting their Creator. Death slithered into paradise and we’ve been ashamed and afraid ever since.
Pastor Adam Hamilton, in his book, Unafraid suggests that it is possible for us to coexist peaceably with our fears. If we examine them in the light of faith while trusting the promises of God to be true.1 I believe in the goodness of God even when my circumstances and situations disagree with my belief. Psalm 27 encourages me to be unwavering in my faith.
We can count on the words of the Psalmist who writes, “I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13 KJV). God promises to reveal His goodness to us in the middle of whatever distress or mess we find ourselves in. He has given His Angels charge over us.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; I will fear no one.
Psalm 91 is true and its promises are sure. Our Heavenly Father will protect, defend, and provide for us if we will trust, obey, and believe Him!
It simply isn’t possible for you and I to follow the steps offered by Pastor Adam in his book on our own. Fortunately, God is always near. And God proved His love for us by living among people, teaching through His words and acts, what it means to live courageously. And this idea of Incarnation is the subject of our December series. I invite you to join us each Sunday online at 10:30 am.
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1 Adam Hamilton. Unafraid: Living with Courage and hope in Uncertain Times. © 2018. New York: Penguin Random House.
Pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18