The End of the World, As We Know It…

…and I feel fine! Wait – what? I’m supposed to feel fine when my world is turned upside down?

How many times have you felt like that? One minute you’re rocking along and then WHAM! Out of the clear blue you get a phone call. Or a letter. Or a final notice. Or there’s an accident. A diagnosis. The proverbial pink slip at work. There is definitely a shift in your time warp continuum (I really must stop with the Si-Fi references, they make my head hurt).

You may feel you started moving in slow motion while the rest of the world continues at normal speed. It is the end of your world as you know it. How can you feel fine?

You can if you have HOPE. Hope is what really holds our worlds together. Hope and faith that God is who He says He is and can do what He says He can do!

We convince our kids that “God is Bigger Than the Boogie Man” (thanks to Bob and Larry) but do we really believe He’s bigger than our fears? Bigger than our frustrations? Bigger than our situations?

If we know we have victory why, in God’s name, do we allow ourselves to be defeated? Because we have an enemy whose only objective is to “kill, steal and destroy.” His favorite lie is against God and His character. He whispers in our ear that God doesn’t really love us. That God couldn’t possibly be good if He allows bad things to happen. That God can’t rescue us because we are too far gone.

Well, my friend, it’s time to stand up and put those lies right out of our minds and hearts. There is no room for them. They will only paralyze us and keep us from experiencing the joy that we are meant to have.

Things may seem bad. They may even BE bad. But know that you have God in your corner. He’s rooting for you. He’s already conquered the enemy. We live in victory and even when the end of the world comes, if we belong to Him, we have nothing to fear. We will be so fine, you can’t imagine!

But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. Jeremiah 17:7 (NIV)

For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4 (NIV)

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Those are just three of many promises you can claim. Satan cannot stand against the WORD OF GOD! And you have His permission to use the sword. Start swinging!

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