Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. (2 Chronicles 20:17 KJV)
Soundness of mind is a most virtuous gift from God. A thing that zips right past others has a way of taking up residency in my mind until He gives me spiritual clarity about it — until I have understood “the thing.”
The New Year is a time of reflection for me. If I could use two words to sum up God’s desire for me in 2014 — what He wanted me to finally grasp — they would be, Fear not . Time after time, I found myself on the other side of seemingly insurmountable circumstances — shaking my head in humbled adoration of the power of the Hand of God.
The words, fear not were spoken many times throughout God’s Word when His people didn’t know what to make of a thing. And those are the two words I have finally lain hold of. Now the only thing I anticipate is how He will restore order. You know, that’s what He does when we fear not.