For the Lord God will help me; therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies me; who will contend with me? Let us stand together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me. Surely the Lord God will help me.Isiah 50: 7-8
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not perfected by love.1 John 4: 18
Have you felt fearful and ashamed just because of what you believe and who you plan to vote for? DO you have to walk on eggshells at work fearing “if they knew…” Let me remind you shame is a prisoner and a robber and fear is a liar. But perfect love casts out fear. You and God are a majority and He will be your defense. The Bible never says that walking with the Lord is an easy road. But it does say, lo I am with you always. It also gives us the full armor to stand firm and love our enemies and bless those who curse or use us. Prayer and the word unlock the doors of heaven so that thy kingdom may on earth as it is in heaven.
Forgive us when we grow weary and fearful. Draw us back to the truth of your word. Teach us Lord that when we do sin, you forgive us. Help us to be quick to repent and turn away from our sin and back to you. Help us to forgive those who sin against us and to not take offense. Lord, today we pray you would give us words in due season; especially to those who want to shame and stir up fear in us for standing on your word and your promises. Help us to show those people love by our actions and our words. Remind us that you were bruised for our transgressions and by your stripes we are healed. Thank you Lord in advance for keeping our mouths shut in times when we want to open them but should not. Dear Lord we lift those who are in a toxic work environment; comfort them; give them courage, wisdom, and hope every day. Let them know that because of you, they are beacons of light wherever they are. Remind us daily to put on the full armor and stand.Thank you Lord that love is a weapon and love is our Redeemer. IN JESUS’ NAME AMEN
BE ENCOURAGED, Lucy