Words have power
They can bring harrowing fear:
“The biopsy shows cancer.”
They can produce shame:
“The jury finds the defendant guilty.”
They can bring terrible sorrow:
“I am sorry we tried everything to save your child.”
Fortunately, the Word has more power than any words:
“Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” Mark 4:41
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. Psalm 139:11-12
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23
“ I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death.” John 8:51
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades. Revelation 1:17-18
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me…” Matthew 28:18
Therefore humble yourself before The Word, and let Him quiet the words in your life, and bring forth peace.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Again, how true. So encouraging that God uses words of someone at the other side of the world to strenghten me.
Thank you for your kind words.
In the midst of it all, we know we have Him for our peace, comfort and joy. Hope you had a great Father’s Day Stephen. We certainly have a wonderful Father to take lessons from…