Nisha is a woman in India who writes to me via Global Media Outreach. She is growing in her Christian faith, but she is fearful:
“We have always thought of America as strong and good. The world has looked to America to lead. I feel America may becoming weak. I am afraid. If America falls, we all fall!”
I responded, “Dear Nisha, There is much we cannot control. But we can rest in the truth that ultimately, God IS in control. Moreover, there is hope and security for each of us who trust in Jesus Christ. You have received Him as your personal Savior. You are secure for all eternity. This life we live on earth is temporary and it’s going to disappoint. We cannot depend on government leaders to save us and make things right. Jesus promised that in this life we would have tribulation.
“Whether we approve of our leaders or not, God wants us to pray for them and their decisions. God wants us to love others and share the good news of Jesus with them. We are not to fear. We are told in 2 Timothy 1:7 that ‘God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind’ (KJV).
When you begin to praise God and thank Him for even the difficulties in your life, you will find that the fear will lift. You will begin to trust God more; trusting God is what the Christian life is all about. You will also experience the peace of God that passes understanding. That peace will actually protect your mind and your heart. I have experienced that peace, Nisha. You will too.”
- I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
- Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
- SONG: DO NOT BE ANXIOUS – by Kathleen