God Has Given…

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7)

Things have returned to normal here in Prescott Valley. The fires that plagued the area last week have been brought under control. Although there was some loss of property and animals, there was no loss of human llife and only minor injuries were suffered by some in the fire crews. We Praise God for His protection!

The fire was a sudden and tragic happening and we do not know what is next for our community or the rest of the nation. As a result we must make choices as to how we will live our lives. We can hunker down and wait for the next tragedy or we can go on with our lives trusting in the power of God as he protects us.

This brings us to the words of our verse for today. God does not want us to live in fear. He instead wants us to live in confidence in His power and love. We can have a sound mind free from anxiety and worry if we trust in Him. It is easy to be overwhelmed by all the reports of hate and violence that the news reports contain every day. However, as a Christian, I choose not to let those things hinder my life.

The peace of God "which passeth all understanding" (Philippians 4:7) is continually in my heart. As the scripture promises it keeps my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. There is no fear when we have the Holy Spirit of God guarding us every moment of the day!

Do not live in fear of what is ahead, but turn your heart over to God and let Him fill your life with His peace and love!

Keep Looking Up!

Dan

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