Fear not

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Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by, and all your prayers and encouragements. Thank God for His goodness and mercies in seeing us through another week.

It has been a very busy and tiring week for me, in much joyful service for our Lord. Thank God for grace and strength daily. I am looking forward to a time of rest and worship this weekend and Lord's day :)

Recently, I read this very comforting portion from CH Spurgeon's Morning and Evening, and reminded afresh that we have a God Who loves us dearly and is in control of all things in our life. So we need not be afraid no matter what befalls us or what we have to go through in this temporal life.

God is continuing to work all things for His glory and our good. He sanctifies us through ever trials and afflictions He allows us to go through. He draws us closer to Himself and enable us to know more and more of His love and sufficiency.

Are you going through a difficult time or fearful time? Fear not, you are of more value than many sparrows. God will take care of you as you cast all your anxieties upon our Lord Jesus Christ. His grace is sufficient for you. He will most assuredly deliver you or continue to support you under the trial so that you may know more and more of His sufficiency and presence with you.

“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night.”
Psalm 91:5

WHAT is this terror? It may be the cry of fire, or the noise of thieves, or fancied appearances, or the shriek of sudden sickness or death. We live in the world of death and sorrow, we may therefore look for ills as well in the night-watches as beneath the glare of the broiling sun.

Nor should this alarm us, for be the terror what it may, the promise is that the believer shall not be afraid.

Why should he? Let us put it more closely, why should we?

God our Father is here, and will be here all through the lonely hours; He is an almighty Watcher, a sleepless Guardian, a faithful Friend.

Nothing can happen without His direction, for even hell itself is under His control. Darkness is not dark to Him. He has promised to be a wall of fire around His people—and who can break through such a barrier?

Worldlings may well be afraid, for they have an angry God above them, a guilty conscience within them, and a yawning hell beneath them; but we who rest in Jesus are saved from all these through rich mercy.

If we give way to foolish fear, we shall dishonor our profession, and lead others to doubt the reality of godliness.

We ought to be afraid of being afraid, lest we should vex the Holy Spirit by foolish distrust.

Down, then, ye dismal forebodings and groundless apprehensions, God has not forgotten to be gracious, nor shut up His tender mercies; it may be night in the soul, but there need be no terror, for the God of love changes not.

Children of light may walk in darkness, but they are not therefore cast away, nay, they are now enabled to prove their adoption by trusting in their heavenly Father as hypocrites cannot do.

“Though the night be dark and dreary,
Darkness cannot hide from Thee;
Thou art He, who, never weary,
Watchest where Thy people be.”

Taken from CH Spurgeon's Morning & Evening, 22 April, Evening

Thanks again for stopping by. Hope you have a very restful and blessed weekend. Take care.

Warm regards,
Nancie

My friend, CW, took this lovely picture



10 Kind thoughts:

Peggy said...

Blessings my dear friend & sweet sister Nancie...I am so glad that you posted & I realize that it is difficult for you to be active but
you sure have written a beautiful intro in your own words to Spurgeon

Your beautifully honest words show how God is alive in you & bringing you through to be MORE THAN A CONQUEROR! I must be truthful also
and let you know I did not read CHS
just Nancie's part & I love your sweet bird graphic and your choice of verse! Psalm 91 is a good one for protection! I use this to pray but not in fear presently but this is a perfect one to focus on!

I showed by Paster's wife your beautiful bookmarks forgetting they were in English not Spanish but I had it in my Bible marking that place & then I pray for you! Though I should pray more often, most of the time I'm not sure how to pray for you...what your particular need may be, but I trust that Our Lord sees you & He knows! I love you & send many blessings to cover you!

Serendipity said...

Hi Nancie, just dropping in to wish you a good weekend. The picture of the bird is so pretty! God bless you!

Denise said...

Hello my beautiful friend, love you.

Mariposa said...

Hi! Such a wonderful post...hope all is well with you. You are always in my prayer.

HEATHER said...

Thank You Nancie for such a Wonderful post. I am going to read it to my son he struggles with fear sometimes I really liked how you put it all together. I hope you were able to rest & relax.
God Bless, Heather

Joyfulsister said...

Amen my Sistah!!
This is a beautiful and comforting post, I really needed it today. Sometimes those of us with chronic illnesses will push purselves so much, I guess it's because we want to be as close to normal as we can. Yet we end out wearing ourselves out and at times frustrations set in because the reality is we are limited to what we can do and we have to use wisdom in taking care of our bodies and staying as healthy as we can. That is when the Lord speaks to my heart and tells me how much he cares about me, and though I may have limits he is limitless praise God!!

Luv Ya Lorie

Darlene said...

Hi Nancie :) It was so nice of you to stop by and leave such a note of encouragemnet. I sometimes forget that I'm not in all this by myself. I've only been doing very short posts, it's been difficult to write.

I am so appreciative of today's post as this is something I have to continually remind myself.

Blessngs and love to you, my friend.

Wellness Writer said...

Dear Nancie,
I'm taking some time off from blogging, but just wanted to say "Hi," and I hope you're doing well.

With love,
Susan

Paula Joy said...

Hi Nancie!

I know I haven't been around for a long time - SORRY! I hope things are going well with you. I still think of you and whisper prayers to God for you.

This post came at a time when I totally needed it. I have been struggling with fear, so this is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Love and prayers to you today.

More Than Conquerors said...

Dear Friends,

Thanks for stopping by! Thanks for all your prayers and encouragements. You are in my thoughts and prayers too. Take care and God bless!

Warm regards,
Nancie

 

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