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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fear, despair, apathy...FAITH


My prayer:

What a wonderful day of rest God! Thank you for the luxury of rest. My mind is wandering tonight for sure. 

I think the one thing that I do want to ask about is this fear vs. despair vs. apathy thing that I am seeing and experiencing. There are so many horrible things happening in the world and because of the internet, we see them all (or a lot of them). And for me, I bounce around from getting afraid, to despairing that there is anything I can do to apathy or avoidance. Then when I am being smart about it, I finally get to the point of faith and trust in you to take care of it all. 

So, what am I asking? I guess I am asking for help getting to that place of faith and trust faster and staying there longer because the other phases are painful and unproductive. I know that is where you want me to live, in the place of faith and trust. Therefore, when I am in fear, despair or apathy, I am out of your will. 

God, I pray that your will be done on earth and in my life as it is in heaven. 

What God Said Tonight:

Faith is a decision. You know that. You have been taught that over and over. 

You can choose to live in faith or you can choose to live in fear. You can choose to ignore what is happening around you or you can choose to trust me to take care of you. You have been given the power and the privilege of choice. 

Never forget the power of choice. It is your primary weapon in this world. Make the right choices and live a blessed life. Not that everything will be perfect. You still live in a world where sin is running rampant and so even when you make every smart choice, there will be those who make poor choices that effect you. But, when you are making the right choices, when you are choosing faith and trust in me, I promise to work it all out in the end for you. 

I will never turn my back on you. 

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