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Saturday, July 9, 2016

Things to Remember in Dark Times

It goes without saying that the world hasn't been the happiest place, lately. That's apparent just by turning on the news or scrolling through news outlets online.

Even when tragedy seems far away, it affects everyone. And you never know if someone's struggling with something, whether it's been reported on the news or not.

I can't help but think of this quote, said by Mr. Fred Rogers: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

So, what else can we remember in dark times?

  • We can remember that Perfect Love casts out fear.
"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear." - 1 John 4:18a

  •  We can remember that God has already conquered the evils of the world.
"I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world." - John 16:33

  •  We can remember that God has assured us we are more than conquerors in Him.
"...in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." - Romans 8:37

  • We can remember that we can anchor our hope in Him.
"We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek" - Hebrews 6:19-20
  • Last - but not least - we can remember that He is our strong tower and refuge. 
"The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe." - Proverbs 18:10




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