The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Fear or faith?


When faced by a big bully it is easy for the knees to buckle feeling faint from the terror. When Isaiah and his friends felt the power of their bully neighbor, Assyria, crushing them underfoot, Isaiah recorded these words of Divine wisdom:

“I, even I, am he who comforts you.

Who are you that you fear mere mortals,
    
human beings who are but grass,
that you forget the Lord your Maker,
    
who stretches out the heavens

and who lays the foundations of the earth,

that you live in constant terror every day
because of the wrath of the oppressor,

who is bent on destruction? (Isaiah 51:12-13)

When the terror is around us, it is easy to forget that we have a Creator God whose power is able to crush the bully. We can choose to live in fear or in faith. The choice is ours. – Ron Friesen

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