Not Afraid

I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though in only two months our nation will hold an election for President between an egotistical moron on one side and a conniving snake of a criminal on the other. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the less-damaging choice for President (the egotistical moron) will probably lose, and the power-hungry, evil liar will probably win. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the lying, murderous one, when elected, will inevitably begin renewing the entrenchment of horrid blights on our nation’s honor – such as abortion and legalized theft (through taking from one who has worked – against their will – to give to one who has not worked – because they vote the “right” way). I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the likely next President was incapable of properly controlling classified data, and will now be asked to secure our nation from multifaceted threats. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though our nation’s leaders continue to alienate us from nations with which we have the most in common, while cowering and capitulating before those who have openly declared themselves our enemies. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though our Supreme Court has been hijacked by people who think that the Court’s job is to create laws, not interpret them, and will now likely be reinforced with that belief. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the most elemental unit of our country – the family – has been decimated by continued bombardment through government handouts, social experiments, humanist “morality” and sexual perversion. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though increases in wages are being pummeled by increases in inflation. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though healthcare costs are increasing by many percentage points year on year (by the design of those who authored and passed the “Affordable Care Act”). I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though justice seems less and less likely for the poor or the unconnected. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though peace seems like a diminishing commodity. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though hope is under attack from the countless peddlers of fear. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the media blasts their headlines of doom. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though kindness is only looked upon as evidence of weakness. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though goodness is cursed. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though joy is never talked about, or worse: replaced by a self-indulgent momentary feeling of happiness. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though faithfulness from those in the world extends only as far as it serves their interests. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though rage and bitterness be more prevalent than patience or restraint. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the church of God is openly attacked. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the word of God is mocked and scorned. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though the greatest act of love, mercy and grace in human history – the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross – is discounted, distorted and derided. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though “scientists” and philosophers attempt to replace God’s glory and sovereignty with logarithmically improbable long-shots and/or hopeless repackaging of ancient heathen lies. I am not afraid. God is in control.

Though one day I may wake to find no food to eat or water in my cup or clothes on my back or shelter for my head or even freedom to work for those things which I lack. I will NOT be afraid. God is in control.

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet [God’s] unfailing love for [His people] will not be shaken nor [His] covenant of peace be removed” (Isaiah 54:10, NIV).

One day we will be in God’s country – surrounded by His goodness, bulwarked by His love, immersed in His glory – and these days of uncertainty and sin will seem only a “light and momentary trouble” (2 Cor 4:17).

Oh Lord, please give us an eternal perspective … so that we may see that You will overcome the injustice and sin of man, and that we may rest easy in Your promise of unfailing love.

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2 thoughts on “Not Afraid

  1. I really enjoyed this entry, Doug. It’s easy to forget that God is in control. We should always cling to his promise of eternity in heaven with him.

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