Saturday, October 25, 2008
I try to ignore the news these days. I honestly don't want to know that our economy is collapsing, listen to the presidential candidates sling insults at each other, or hear about the latest attack on an innocent person. But it's impossible to avoid hearing about or being effected by the world we live in. Our world is growing increasingly wicked and unless you are Pollyanna you probably have felt afraid, depressed, and worried.
We don't need to be afraid. The Lord is with us. He has promised to lift, guide, protect, and bless us if we will but turn our hearts to Him.
Genesis 26:24 - "Fear not, for I am with thee." We don't need to fear. The Lord is on our side.
1 John 4:18 - "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear." Don't you love that line? The Lord's love is perfect love. It can cast out our fear if we will trust in him.
Matthew 21:21-22 - "If ye have faith, and doubt not . . . it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." The Savior is speaking to all of us here. Please get on your knees and turn to him in prayer. Our great country can be preserved if we will but recognize and thank the source of our blessings.
I testify to all of you that miracles have not ceased. The Lord loves each of you and is waiting to bless you. All you have to do is turn to him. I believe that through our faith and obedience we will be blessed and will not need to fear.
May the Lord bless and keep all of you,
Posted by Kara Lynn Russell at 7:22 AM