God Says He Will Protect Us And Give Us Joy In Chaotic Times

“This I declare about the LORD: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.” (Psalm 91:2 – 6)

Many suffer from worry and fear and some do constantly. Christians are told not to worry or be afraid for God is with us through His Spirit that is within us. The world is filled with evil and many are fearful that something dreadful might happen. There are so many promises in Scripture that those having the Holy Spirit in their lives will be safe and protected. No matter how intense our fears may be, we must trust that whatever might occur, God knows about it prior to it happening. That doesn’t mean we will never be sick or be in an accident. It means that God is watching over us every second. God wants us to have faith and a trust that He is with us. In fact, God wants us to live an abundant life filled with joy, no matter our present situation or our future.

James 1:2 – 4 – “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”

How many people do you know that have overcome their doubts and fears, then found lasting happiness? Happiness and pleasure is usually a temporary state that we received from favorable external sources. When these external circumstances become unfavorable we often find ourselves unhappy. Human nature seeks to be happy and joyful. How long does joy last when a person is fearful? When some find joy difficult to achieve, many seek addictions as an escape from the frustrations of life. It is this carnal nature that believes happiness and joy only comes from the world’s pleasures. Many find themselves in an unhappy situation and are looking for ways to change their external surroundings.

The entire world is looking for joy in their lives, as defined in Webster’s dictionary. It is described as an emotional feeling of having good things, living a delightful life and generally having a feeling of gladness. However, fear can destroy all happiness and joy if it only comes through the world’s pleasures.

There is a joy given by the Holy Spirit. This joy is described as a “fruit of the Spirit”. This joy is continuous and is experienced even going through difficult times and times of fear. This Spirit is given to us when we accept Christ as our Savior and it is there to build our faith and trust that God is our protector and will guide us.

The Apostle Paul says it was this inner joy that encouraged him during his times of imprisonment and his many trials. It is this spiritual joy that encouraged Paul to press on and be enthusiastic toward the goal of living for Christ as he encountered difficult external circumstances. We too can have that same spiritual joy that keeps us positive and trusting as we encounter difficult and fearful times.

Often we do not have a joyful life if we feel threatened. Most do not realize how paralyzing fear can be in one’s life. Many fear the threat of failing and are unwilling to take risks. Does God want us to fail? That fear comes from a lack of faith and not being able to trust God.

Matthew 6:25 – 27 – “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?”

Jesus tells us not to worry about things that God can supply us with. Fear and worrying can affect one’s health, keep you from being productive or lessen you ability to trust that God will protect and meet your needs. Fear and worrying can immobilize us to the point we are unable to have the abundant and joyful life that Christ promised. If we can only believe that God promises to protect us at all times, through all situations, can we have the life that we are promised as Christians. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT NOW?

Rumor has it that our president and Pope Francis are agreeing to recognize Palestine as a state and will require Israel, through the UN, to give up the West Bank and half of Jerusalem. It is believed they also see a one world government and a one world religion. Are we nearing the end of the age and fulfilling Bible prophecy?

It appears we are getting closer to the end times when we will need the protection of God. We do not know how many years that will be. When those times come will we be spiritually prepared? A mark will be required on everyone in order to buy or sell. If a believer is unwilling to accept that mark, they could be beheaded. As everything unfolds remember, we are to trust God and live a life filled with joy to the very end. How we handle all of the chaos, will depend on our relationship with Christ. Do we really believe God will protect us and give us joy? Shouldn’t we believe the Bible?

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  1. Larry and Jane Langston

     /  September 21, 2015

    Amen brother! Thank you for sharing the truth. I took particular note of your last paragraph. First and foremost, we as believers in our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ will possess great joy as we face the fiery trials ahead and believe me they are right in front of us.

    For example, the Holy Spirit is directing me right now not to embrace the “chip technology” that is being forced on everyone. All credit cards will have this imbedded and made mandatory by October of this year. We are now one small step away from this technology being implanted into the hand or forehead of every human being so that it is permanently fixed on the human body just as the Apostle John foretold through God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit 2,000 years ago. I will be conducting all my business through cash only from now on. That option also will soon be taken away, and then I will face martyrdom for Jesus just as the early church did. It is with great joy that I serve my Risen and soon returning Jesus who is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!! May all believers serve Jesus with great joy as we await our redemption!!! Keep the faith dear brother; we are soon going to be faced with severe testing for our faith in Jesus our dear Saviour just as all the saints that have gone before us did!!!

    In Christ,

    Jane

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  2. Larry and Jane Langston

     /  September 21, 2015

    How close are we to a cashless society? Please take the time to read this Don. I received this from my dear sister, Rebecca, who loves the Lord.

    In Christ,

    Jane

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