By Pastor Scott Stevens, Character Coach FCA

In the book of Luke 12: 25-26 Jesus spoke to his disciples and said to them “Who of you by worrying [or being fearful] can add a single hour a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry [or be fearful] …” We live in a world of uncertainty, yet we live and trust in a God that is full of certainty and love. Jesus gives us hope, in times of trouble and when we are feeling like the are no answers. He becomes the truth.

Jesus shared many promises to believers that He would give us peace when we put our trust in Him. In the Gospel of John chapter 14:27 Jesus says “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.” Fear, Stress, and Worry are the results if we rely on in our own wisdom, but Peace, Love, and Comfort are the promises when we trust in God.

The media, worldly leaders and newspapers are full of distractions and half-truths. God said He would “Never leave us or forsake us.” And HE is “the way the truth and the life.” So, in who’s trust, or report will you believe in? The world or in Jesus? When the world is the only hope you trust in, then one’s life is filled with distractions, confusion and doubt. Jesus knew that we would need help in this life, so

He stepped out of heaven to walk with us and felt our hurts and pains. Then he laid down His life for us so we could live with him in eternity. In the book of Psalms 56:3 it is promised that when you are afraid, worried or stressed, you should put your trust in God. For in Him there is strength, in Him there is hope and in Him we find rest for our weary souls. Believers and those who are able to hear the voice of God, let us “seek the LORD your God… with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29

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