We watched the annual fireworks show in one of children’s back yards. It was spectacular as always. Unlike other years we had a couple of misfires and mishaps. Not every cannon blew up into the night sky. A couple literally blew out right there in the ground. It was scary but thankfully no one was close enough to get permanently injured.
Oh beloved you were celebrating life when out of nowhere things exploded. You didn’t cause the issue but things went flying in all directions but up. Now you are left with fear, anxiety and maybe even depression. How will you ever enjoy life again? How will you forget the damage and release the pain?
Run to Jesus. Just as the grandkids last night first screamed at the explosion as soon as they ran to their mother all was well. You will be fine too as you roll all your cares on your Father in heaven. This fiery trial wasn’t sent by Him but He will use it to give you a new appreciation for your need of Him. And He will peel another layer of dependence on things of this world away. He’s giving you fresh fire for the next phase of your life. He’s giving you greater intimacy with Him for the things yet to come. You will enjoy life again and you will walk without fear.
God loves you and He’s for you always. Don’t settle for fearful living. Instead embrace His hand and enjoy His creation as you live fully alive for the Kingdom and glory of His Name always!
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Psalm 27:5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.