Unfortunately, they are not safe from the lies and prejudices of this sinful world that continually bombard them through television screens, Internet ads, and social media rants.
We may be blessed with freedom, but in a sinful world, that freedom becomes limited through our fear of what other people will do and think. We live in a tumultuous time, where emotions, prejudices, and lies blind us to Truth. Sin’s deception freezes our hearts in fear of:
As Christians living in this blessed nation, we need to remember Who gives us our true freedom. Our freedom does not come from:
Our true freedom comes from our position as Christ’s beloved.
When Jesus saved us from our sin, He freed us from its bondage. That means, unlike those who are drowning in bitterness and fear in our current social and economic climate, we are free from fear.
We don’t have to hate those who have wronged us, because Christ has already paid the penalties for their crimes, demonstrating His love and forgiveness in the face of evil.
We don’t have to fear a recession, because we are assured, as God’s people, that He will take care of us no matter what happens. He knows our needs and the needs of our nation.
In this time of turmoil, how have you and your family been able to be the calm in someone's storm, the peace in the war, light in the darkness, or love in the bitterness?
7/17/2020 10:02:39 pm
“We are free only in Christ.” I love that, Sarah!
7/19/2020 11:04:59 pm
What sweet relief and comfort we find in the knowledge that God is sovereign! Thanks for sharing... stopping by from #faithonfire 🤗
7/20/2020 10:49:58 am
So true, Laura! God’s sovereignty means we can always trust even when we don’t understand.
7/20/2020 06:53:22 am
Thank you for this reminder to reflect and appreciate the true freedom that we have in Christ is spiritual and not dependent on our circumstances - a challenge!
7/20/2020 11:23:41 am
Exactly! Thanks, Sharon.
Great post, definitely needed in this time right now. I think the biggest thing I've done is continue to spend time with Jesus and remember His promises. Isaiah 26:3 says "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." As long as we look to Him, He will keep us in peace.
7/20/2020 08:02:15 pm
Val, you’re so right. I think spending time with Jesus is always the most important thing for us to do in any life struggle.
7/23/2020 09:45:45 am
Cami, such precious truth packed into these few paragraphs. Thanks for sharing it so clearly. Pinning & sharing.
7/23/2020 11:13:59 am
Thank you, Donna!
8/7/2020 04:29:26 pm
That’s great, Brenda! I find myself smiling behind my mask too!
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