“Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread.”
Isaiah 8:12-13 (ESV)
So often we allow things or circumstances to plant roots of fear or doubt in our minds and hearts because our eyes are not on The Lord of hosts.
Nothing in or of this world has more power than the living God.
The Lord God is our father and we are His children. Nothing should drive our decisions one way or the other, except for the desires of our Father in heaven.
When we allow media or news, people or relationships to dictate our emotions or be a leading factor in decision making, we are taking matters into our own hands and it is at that very moment that we feel hopeless, helpless and out of control.
From this day forward let us maintain perspective that only the opinion of God carries any relevance to us.
Each of us is a tiny speck of flesh on a tiny speck of dirt in an endless sea of universes swirling in an unending ocean of planets and galaxies. We are actually more finite and insignificantly smaller than we could possibly fathom, yet more valuable and important to the God of all creation than we can comprehend!
Somehow in this momentary time frame of our earthly existence we forget that there is an awe-inspiring scheme, a bigger picture and a greater plan. That not by some chance or universal mishap we’ve fallen randomly into, but rather were strategically placed for a moment in time for a powerful purpose of grand design.
By giving our fear to anything other than God Himself we are putting that thing above God and making it seemingly more powerful than He Himself. When you fear things of the earth you are worshiping them and giving them glory, this, in and of itself, is idol worship and a mockery to the King of Kings and The Lord of hosts.
Let us not fear for our lives, nor worry about our future but rather let us fear The Lord all of our days and find rest in the God of our salvation.