There is still so much fear over a virus and other social aspects going on. I just wanted to throw out some thoughts to ponder.
Here is the train of thought I have been on lately. Christians, we claim to be followers of Christ, right? Believing in His way, His truth, and His light? Does He not command us to not have fear? There are so many verses that talk about not having fear because He is with us, He will guide us, He will protect us, etc.
Now, I also understand that His ways are not always ours. What He considers guiding and protecting may not exactly be our idea. For many of us when we hear that, we think of something that will wrap around us and make us invincible and keep us protected as if we are locked in a bubble. This is not what He means. Sometimes protecting us may mean getting us out of our own way. Do you get me?
We believe that God has a bigger plan, right? We don’t need to fear because God knows the plan. He knows what plans He has for us. We also know that when we are no longer needed on this earth, He will take us home to be with Him in Paradise. Why do we fear this? Why do we want to stay on this Earth full of hatred, fear, crime, poverty, deception, etc.
God wants us to be smart about how we live our lives but He also wants us to not be fearful. His plan is bigger than ours, right? So, do you not think that no matter what our plan is, His will trumps it? It doesn’t really matter if there is a virus and we wear a mask or not, if it is His plan for us to fall ill or to take us home to Paradise, He will, no matter what we try to do to prevent it. Why do we only care about God’s plan when it lines up with our agenda and we ignore it when it is easier to be fearful and not trust Him?
I for one, refuse to live in fear. I refuse to allow the evil one to trap my mind and spirit and prevent me from seeing God for who and what He is. He is the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. He is a power greater than any on this earth. His will is above mine even when it is hard, even when it is sad, even when I may feel like He is not listening.
I was reading in my studies today that what we ask for in Jesus name, He will do that it brings glory to His Father in Heaven. That last part is really key “that it brings glory to the Father”, what if it doesn’t? He doesn’t guarantee to answer ALL of our prayers the way we want Him too, His plan. See, He knows the end of the story. We are just another chapter in the book and He knows how our chapter ends. Honestly, I’m so very thankful I don’t.
How do you feel about this? Do you believe that God has a plan greater than ours. I want to hear from you in the comments.