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Fear not

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Every day, people all over the world turn their tv on and watch the news.

Global events are discussed on nearly every channel.

Negativity is all over the internet.

Magazines and Newspapers, while not as popular as they once were, are still found in abundance.

And the fear and negativity is still found in abundance, as well.

You can’t avoid it. It’s in our faces 24/7. Negativity is a plague.

But what do we do?

We turn up the volume.

We click on the link.

We flip to the next page.

And we allow this negativity to permeate our minds. We worry about whatever ongoing war there is, whatever new disease is being spread, whatever the stock markets are doing.

Why do we do this? What is our fascination with this type of information?

We are fearful.

It is no secret that there is a large amount of darkness in this world, ready to pull those willing to listen under its grasp.

But there is also a lot of light.

And, where there is light, darkness cannot prevail.

The light that has always shined on me in my darkest times has been the word of God. Because regardless of what situation you find yourself in, the Bible will walk you through the steps in order to get through it. Financial crisis, issues in your marriage or relationship, problems at work, at school, global catastrophes, they pale in comparison to the Lord, and to eternity. Your Bible is your source of never-ending light.

Even in the darkest of rooms, when a lamp is turned on, the light drives that darkness away. Even in the face of adversity, amidst tragedies and uncertainties, the light that the Lord shines on us still triumphs. There is nothing greater. There is nothing brighter.

Amidst darkness, I choose to reach out towards the light. To allow it to shine on my spirit and to lead the way to better days.

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