By, Toni Smothers
Scripture Reading for the day: Psalms 55:16-22
Scripture Quote: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)
Whatever burdens you suffer or fears you imagine, God will carry both you and your load. If you are righteous under the blood of Jesus and if you trust in God, He will strengthen you so you can walk with assurance of His presence. The peace of Christ is within reach of everyone who accepts Him as Savior and Lord. God has given His people a spirit of power to witness miracles, to confuse our enemies and to give us tangible support in all of our trials.
Anxiety is one of Satan's ploys in an attempt to steal our courage and lead us to fabricate a litany of imagined terrors. If our enemy can get us to focus on the possibility of calamity, we will lose sight of our connection to the peace of the Lord. We will become frantic without awareness of the Holy Spirit abiding within us.
There are a myriad of reasons we might find ourselves in anxious circumstances - That’s pretty much a given in this evil world. We always have the weapons of prayer and faith as long as we refuse to be moved by Satan’s deceptions. We can choose to trust God always, no matter how things seem. Do that and Satan and his concocted drama will have to flee from you.
Today’s meditation: Peace and fear cannot coexist.
Memory Verse: “Cast all your anxiety on Him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7