1 Peter 5:7 – Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. (AMP)
Does anyone get frightened watching the news on the television? All the murders and suicide bombings and illnesses, like cancer, that we hear about and see all around us today can be very unsettling. It can be very disturbing not knowing if it's safe to walk outside the house, for fear of being mugged.
Yet, there is a bright side. When we hear or see all the negative news, we can go to the Bible and read some of the positive verses that give us hope, peace, and encouragement. We can counter the negative news around us with God's promises.
What bad news can "survive" when up against words like these? —
Psalm 91:4-7 – He will shield you with his wings. He will shelter you with his feathers. His faithful promises are your armour and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor fear the dangers of the day, nor dread the plague that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. (NLT)
In verse 14 of the same Psalm, the Lord says, "I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name." (NLT)
Why should we fear, when we have an all-powerful, always-in-control Saviour Who not only takes care of us down here, but Who also is now preparing a home for us in heaven?
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, we thank You for Your free gift of salvation and Your protection while we live on this earth. We really look forward to going to heaven to live with You one day. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.