Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4
This week an Islamic terrorist was assassinated by our government. There was a controversy about a politician visiting Taiwan despite Communist China’s wishes. There was plenty of violence on the streets of our cities and the list could go on. It’s been another week of threatening actions across our world
Closer to home, today I learned of a colleague’s diagnosis of breast cancer and another had surgery this week and another friend has an appointment with cancer specialists in another city. For many current circumstances bring about feelings of despair, but we, as followers of Christ, should be confident no matter what happens around us – if we remember the truth in the verse above.
On the other hand, if we’re honest, I think most of us would acknowledge that we have our share of fears – even when we know the truth of Scripture which reminds us that “the LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”(Psalm 27:1).
In many instances, we are unable to control our circumstances. Jobs may be in jeopardy. A broken relationship may seem beyond repair. We may worry about our health and we may be facing significant spiritual attacks, but what if we believe the message in the verse above – “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”