Have you ever felt afraid? I’m sure you have, as all of us face some kind of opposition at some point in our lives. It can be frightening, and sometimes it may feel as though there is no way out of that fearful situation. What if I told you, that there is actually Someone who is superior to us who is working on our behalf? Would you believe me if I said that the Creator of the universe desperately longs for an intimate relationship with you, and wants to save you from the fears that have ridiculed your life for many years?
He surely did for me, which is why I am here to tell you the Good News that is found in Jesus Christ. When we choose to trust Him as our Lord and Saviour, He becomes our source of strength in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation. Although the battle in our minds is strong, and sometimes even scary, we must ask the Lord to control our minds instead. He will crush the enemy’s lies, and free us from the bondage of sin once and for all.
As believers in Christ, we don’t have to live in fear. We have the privilege of walking with the Lord who not only frees us from the bondage of sin but actually gives us an opportunity to live peacefully and abundantly. He is our freedom, but not how the world views freedom. People who do not follow Christ think that freedom lies in the temporary pleasures that the world offers. God’s people know how destructive and foolish it is to take part in meaningless, sometimes even reckless activity because it disrupts the wonderful, peaceable life God freely gives to us.
We long for a meaningful and purposeful life, yet sometimes the enemy finds ways to fool us into thinking we will never become who we are created to be. This is a lie, and the enemy’s attempt to keep you at his tiny little fingertips. However, the mighty hand of God is open to those who accept His Son as the Truth. Jesus is our salvation. Jesus is our hope.
Behold, God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. For the Lord is my strength and my song. He has also become my salvation.