Now that many of us have been mostly homebound for the past week or so, hopefully, you find yourself settling into new routines. Having a routine really helps give your day a sense of purpose and direction. During this time many believers are choosing to make prayer and the study of scripture their first priority of the day like never before!
Chris and I received an email from a friend who was setting up a time of prayer and fasting among business owners. The theme of the email was: Faith is greater than Fear. That is so true, and as Christians, we know that fear is of the devil, but God promises us throughout scripture that He will never leave us or forsake us, and He has the power to overcome whatever threatens to defeat us. Our faith provides an unbreakable conduit to the resources we need, and focused daily prayer and scripture study nurtures our faith while it strengthens our relationship with our Father in Heaven.
Having that relationship with God through Christ Jesus our Lord gives us the confidence to take shelter in the shadow of the Almighty and find rest when the needs of the day have depleted our own strength and ability. We have the courage and fortitude to keep going, and the clarity to see hope in even the darkest times. Just as our daily relationships with people encourage and support us, even more so will our daily relationship with the Creator of the world and all that is in it. He will supply our every need, and at exactly the right time He will be there for us and with us.
So, rest in the shadow of the Most High God. Take this rest whenever you need it, for it will renew your resiliency and enable you to keep going during these days of constant change. Make prayer and scripture your first daily priority, rely on God’s provision to meet your every need while strengthening your faith, and take time to rest when you need to. In a world that quakes in fear, your faith will stand tall and shine brightly like a beacon of hope for those around you. You will prove that faith is greater than fear.
Chris and I hope you’ll join us this week here at Heart of the Caregiver and share your heart about overcoming fear with faith during these turbulent days.