I’ve been sitting on a word that has been brewing inside of me for a couple of weeks. Then this morning a dear friend gave me a kick up the rear and reminded me that I have a voice, and to use it. She didn’t actually say those words, but that’s what I heard in my spirit.
Let me preface what I’m about to share by saying I know and understand that we are in uncertain and unsettling times. Our way of life seems to be changing daily. Instability has become the norm. And there are many people suffering illness and loss – on all kinds of levels and it is heartbreaking.
There are so many voices out there at the moment. So many conspiracy theories. Fear driven advice. As opposed to wisdom. People looking to shame and blame. Unfortunately, a lot seems to be coming from the church which breaks my heart. Aren’t we supposed to be a light in dark places?
What is happening now is no surprise to God. He didn’t cause it. But He does know the outcome in the end. And it is GOOD.
This virus is not just a pandemic affecting our health and economy. It is a pandemic of fear that is contagious. Contagious if we allow ourselves to partner with the panic, the what if’s, but’s and maybe’s.
If there is one thing that I have learnt over the past twelve months, when our lives were tipped upside down with the sudden loss of our son, it is this. God never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He NEVER leaves us or forsakes us. He is there in our pain. In our fears and in our uncertainty. We are never alone. He has a future and a hope for us and it IS good!
God’s heart for us is not to live a life that makes Him unnecessary. And we definitely need Him now!
He is our anchor. If only we would remember that! Even in these uncertain times, we can live FROM that place of victory because it has already been paid for!
IF what Jesus did at the cross was enough. And we truly know deep down to our core WHO our God is. Then no fear, no pain or disease can conquer us. No matter what the world is saying or what our feelings are screaming.
As my good friend, Nicola Hill [who painted the picture attached], says:
Who is under us?
Who is in us?
Who is beside us?
Who is before us?
I will not be shaken because of WHO is always with me!
When we live with an eternal perspective in mind, we can live with a specific intentionality to pursue peace, hope and love. So, how do I do that?
I remind myself WHO God is – constantly. I feed myself on His promises and soak myself in HIS truth.
I want to encourage you today:
– What are you feeding on?
– What is your foundation?
– Who are you anchored to?
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels or demons, neither the future nor the past or anything in creation can separate us from the love of God.
Perfect love casts out all fear. God is perfect love. And that is who my anchor is!
By Kim Beaumont