Survival Guide for Perilous Times
If you stay in touch with the news that comes across our media you may be dealing with some added anxiety due to so much BAD news. The Bible teaches us that we have help in perilous times. “3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 4 Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9 (NLT)
The Bible has a Survival Guide for each of us in perilous times! Let’s practice the truth that is in His word and watch how our faith will help us stay focused when we are inundated with bad news! Remember the Holy Spirit will guide you when you need it most!
Pastor Mel Ramos
“Faith goes up the stairs that love has made and looks out the window which hope has opened.”
There’s An App For That!
These days, there’s a smartphone app for just about everything. But what about spiritual concerns? Where can you turn?
• Depressed? Try the joy app.
Read Isaiah 51:11.
• Tired? Try the renewal app.
Read Isaiah 40:30-31.
• Unsettled? Try the peace app.
Read Philippians 4:7.
• Unloved? Try the love app.
Read Romans 8:38-39.
• Worried? Try the refuge app.
Read Psalm 46:1.
• Fearful? Try the power app.
Read 2 Timothy 1:7.
• Guilty? Try the forgiveness app.
Read Colossians 1:13-14.
• Praying? Try the prayer app.
Read 1 John 5:14-15.
The Scriptures are God’s storehouse of meaningful applications for what we face every day. Think of the Bible as the iTunes Store of spiritual apps. Best of all, everything’s free!
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