Would it be valuable for you to know in advance, that you could have confidence to make it through every negative and chaotic circumstance successfully? I’m speaking of situations that could be life threatening, or such hard straits financially that they could wipe you out for good? It could be directly related to human relationships; whether that is family, spouse, friends, employees or employers.
What would that kind of information be worth to you? Some of you may be say that you’d be willing to pay handsomely for it. Would it interest you to know that you can have it for free? There’s no catch here, it really is free and it can be yours if you really want it bad enough.
Where’s Your Confidence
I have made it a habit not to take in very much world news. I really guard my heart and thinking in this area. However, I do stay in touch because it’s my belief that not to be informed is as foolish and allowing yourself to be constantly fed by the negative and hopeless news that’s going on globally on a daily basis. In addition to this, too much of this negative fear-filled information can destroy healthy confidence and replace it with the exact opposite.
No matter where you are in this world today as you’re reading this, you are a flesh and blood human being, man or woman, and you are created as I am. You have an intellect and you have a neurological and emotional system that responds to negative and positive stimuli and you will and do react or respond (there is a difference) to situations outside you in similar ways as every other human on earth.
There’s an old Hebrew proverb that says “As a man (or woman-it’s a generic usage) thinks in his heart, so he becomes.” In other words, if you dwell on fear, anxiety, worry, panic, hopelessness, etc., that is what you will manifest or produce in your life. It’s absolutely inevitable that it will occur.
Benefits of Well-placed Confidence
As I mentioned above, there are tangible and obvious consequences that we will experience if we do not guard our thoughts. However, we can choose to dwell on anything good, wholesome, hopeful, positive, uplifting, beautiful, etc., and it will noticeably lighten our load and “enlighten” our perspective on life in general. It will also make life better for everyone around us and provide a higher level of confidence for them as well.
In the beginning of this post, I asked if it would be valuable for you to know in advance that you could be confident that you could succeed in and through every negative and chaotic experience. This is especially important if you’re facing life and death situations or situations that could take a person down financially.
If you have to navigate through traumatic experiences like I mentioned above, it’s not an option to control your thinking, emotions and responses to negative things that happen. And it cannot depend on whether you feel like it or not.
As I’m writing this post this evening, my thoughts continue returning to those dear people in France, as well as other parts of the world where insensitive, cruel, and senseless acts of terror have occurred…more than once in some nations. Please know that you are loved and prayed for and the God of heaven loves you dearly. Whatever you do, do not blame Him for this! He had nothing to do with this; He hates this type of behavior.
Confidence In Place of Chaos & Terror
I refer back to my question above. Would it be valuable for you to know that you could be safe and stand in confidence of a successful outcome when facing chaos, even violent and terrorist threats going on around you?
What I’m about to share with you is not limited to dangerous things you experience. This can also be applied to health issues, job concerns, everyday stress as a single parent, and many other circumstances.
I must tell you that every answer you need now or will ever need to any situation that will ever arise, no matter how dangerous or difficult or urgent the need, can be found in the pages of the bible. I can just hear someone right now saying something like, “Oh yeah! Of course, I’ve heard that one before. I tried that for a week, or a month, or a year and it didn’t work for me!” Well of course not, your heart may not been ready to really believe and receive it.
You see, the bible is not like any other book and never will be. The words in the bible must be believed, meditated on and then acted upon for it to work. It’s also very helpful to understand that the Holy Spirit of God is the author who communicated to men’s spirits and they penned it exactly as they heard it. What’s really interesting about the bible is this. No scripture in the entire bible will ever contradict another; from Genesis to Revelation. It’s all in agreement!
If you accept Jesus for who He is into your life as Savior, Lord, Deliverer, Protector, Instructor, Healer, Provider, Prince of Peace, Transport out of danger and to heaven one day and the list goes on endlessly, you can begin to experience deliverance, protection and safety in dangerous and even life threatening situations.
In order for you to have daily, ongoing, eternal access to this kind of promise, you must accept Jesus Christ of Nazareth as your Lord and Savior if you have not already done it. He is God and you are not and you will never be able to run your life and provide for yourself like He can and like He wants to. John 3:16 says that God so loved the entire world that He gave His Son for all of us and that if you believe on Him you will be saved…forever! Romans 10:10 & 13 says if you believe in your heart, confess with your mouth, that all who call upon Him shall be saved. All means all and that’s all that all means. In other words, that’s you, right now, whether you’re in France, China, Turkey, or a hundred other countries on the face of this globe.
Finally, I “urge you” to go to Psalms 91 and read this powerful chapter in many different translations if you have access to them. For those of you in China, the Middle East and other countries where you may be reading this and you don’t have the privilege of multiple translations, then do what all us should be doing anyway. Depending completely and solely on the Holy Spirit to breathe life on His words and He will translate and communicate to you so you can live in peace.
Psalms 91: 5-8 in the Voice Translation says: “You will not dread the terrors that haunt the night or enemy arrows that fly in the day, or the plagues that lurk in darkness or the disasters that wreak havoc at noon. A thousand may fall on your left, ten thousand may die on your right, but these horrors won’t come near you.”
There are literally a myriad of testimonies of supernatural protection from God over people who have taken this powerful Psalm to heart and lived it. I’m providing a link to one of the best books I’ve read titled: Psalm 91, Real Life Stories of God’s Shield of Protection and What This Psalm Means for You & Those You Love. Author: Peggy Joyce Ruth & Angelia Ruth Schum.
God bless you,
Serving You Truth