”Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power…take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”  [Ephesians 6:10-11b]

When faith is tried, unnamed fears rise within us—faith begins to falter and the black cloud of doubt creeps closer and closer—it chips away at our confidence and steals away our joy.  It is then we must intentionally call to mind that the grace and mercy of God is unlimited—nothing can separate us from His Love—and in His Love there is provision for every need.

“Many years ago, a father and his daughter were walking through the grass on the Canadian prairie.  In the distance, they saw a prairie fire; eventually, they realized it would engulf them.  The father knew there was only one way of escape; they would quickly begin a fire right where they were and burn a large patch of grass.  When the huge fire drew near, they then would stand on the section that had already burned.  When the fire actually did approach them, the girl was terrified by the raging flames.  But her father assured her, “The flames can’t get to us.  We are standing where the fire has already been. [Erwin W. Lutzer, Failure: The Back Door to Success]

Are you afraid of God’s judgment?  If you have trusted Christ as Savior, you can never come under His wrath.  When we depend on Him, we are secure; we are where the wrath of God has already been.” [Erwin W. Lutzer, Failure: The Back Door to Success]

Whatever fears rise up this truth of God’s protection applies to your life—”…if God is for us who can be against us?  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him graciously give us all things?”

Further reading:   ~ Ephesians 6:10-18  ~ Romans 8

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