Faith or fear

When the house of David was told, “Syria is in league with Ephraim,” the heart of Ahaz and the heart of his people shook as the trees of the forest shake before the wind. – Isaiah 7:2

Fear has gripped hearts. Does God have a word for the fearful? Yes! 

Be careful, be quiet, do not fear, and do not let your heart be faint… – Isaiah 7:4 

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. – Isaiah 7:14

Into my fears the Lord comes with counsel, promise and presence. Then, he gives me choice…will I trust him? Will I believe? Believing God stabilizes and not believing God destabilizes.

If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all. – Isaiah 7:9

courtesy Salzburger Nachrichten

Lord, I see many examples of those who trusted you; they were blessed. And, I see others who did not trust you; they were not blessed. So, my choice is to trust you by entrusting everything to your care. Thank you Lord for you word, promises and presence. 

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