PREVAILING THE STORM!
Most of us are no strangers to the storms of life. The question then becomes, how can I manage my life during this time and still experience all that God has for me?
With the war in Ukraine, inflation, and an uncertain economy there are plenty of ways we can give into fear. It's easy to say fear not or don’t be afraid. Many people try to encourage us in this way. However, it seems there is not much of an answer as to how to not be afraid.
The Bible has a lot to say about fear. The phrase “fear not” is mentioned over 365 times in God’s word. That means there is at least one admonition to not be afraid for each day of the year. The Good News is that God is with us. The bad news is that it's difficult to see or feel his presence during these trials. Not only does God’s Word tell us not to be afraid, but it also gives us ways to overcome fear.
Often times, the storm comes and we have no time for fear. We are just trying to survive. Thriving is out of the question. But Psalms 40:2 states, "He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along." In other words, He is holding me up. He is calming the storm in me. A boat only floats if the water from the outside does not get on the inside. We can't let our circumstances get on the inside of us. We have to remember "Greater is he who is in us than he that is in the world...." (1 John 4:4)
This week's guest speaker, Pastor Ray Underwood, is going to teach us about prevailing or thriving in a storm.
Join us for worship this weekend. You will surely be blessed as we share a message entitled "Prevailing the Storm!"
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