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Monday, June 30, 2014

Let Fear Become Trust

"Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear" (Romans 8:15)

What can we do but pray for the throngs of defiant men and women who believe that their humanistic view of life is all-sufficient? They believe that they are responsible "captains" of their own souls.

The sad fact is that even while they are joining in the age-old rejection of Jesus Christ - "We will not have this Man to rule over us" - they still are beset with fears within.

The present competitive world and its selfish society have brought many new fears to the human race. I can sympathize with those troubled beings who lie awake at night worrying about the possible destruction of the race through some evil, misguided use of the world's store of nuclear weapons and of evil rulers everywhere. The tragedy is that they have lost all sense of the sovereignty and omnipotence and faithfulness of the living God.

Although the material world has never understood it, our faith is well placed in the Scriptures! Those who take God's Word seriously are convinced of an actual heavenly realm as real as this world we inhabit!

Dear Lord, thank You that You are a strong tower when we can find shelter and protection. I choose to put my trust in You. Amen

~A. W. Tozer~

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