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June 30, 2021 · Bob Gass

Don’t worry, God is faithful

“The Lord is faithful,…he will strengthen…and protect you.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3 NIV

Most of our worries can be summed up in two words: “What if?” What if the medical tests are bad? What if the market plummets? What if my mate walks out? What if I lose my job? The list is endless. “Fear involves torment” (1 John 4:18 NKJV), and by focusing on your worries instead of God’s faithfulness, you’re letting Satan torment you. But you don’t have to! Jesus tells us not to be “fearful…and unsettled” (John 14:27 AMPC). Paul says, “Leave no…room…for the devil [give no opportunity to him]” (Ephesians 4:27 AMPC). And Solomon wrote, “The days of the…afflicted are made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings], but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast [regardless of circumstances]” (Proverbs 15:15 AMPC). If you’re afraid of what lies ahead, stop and look back at God’s faithfulness. He’s “utterly trustworthy…He will…[fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you]” (1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMPC). So if you’re plagued by worry, here are some Bible promises you can stand on. “Praise…the Lord, who has given rest to his people…just as he promised. Not one word has failed of all the good promises he gave” (1 Kings 8:56 NIV). You say, “But I’ve failed God. Can I really expect Him to help me?” Yes, because even “if we are faithless, he remains faithful” (2 Timothy 2:13 NIV). Before God redeemed you and made you His child, He was aware of all your faults, flaws, and failures. Nevertheless, His Word says He’s “faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” So the word for you today is—don’t worry, God is faithful.

Bible in a year: 2 Chron 19-20 and Acts 24

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