My family and I enjoy walking down the shore. The kids, including my husband, would be picking up the rocks to find the creepies underneath. This photo is of one of these creatures they have found. They would then call me closer to show me their find. This may differ from snails, small fish, and also this crap. This is actually a small crab, and I had to get real up close and personal, to take this picture. You see, I have Arachnophobia and have a great fear for these creatures.
It is through this fear of mine that I discovered what a Wonderful Father in Heaven, I have. He created all creatures great and small. But He also reminds me daily not to fear. In this following piece God first addressed the Egyptians (Gentiles), by telling them about the punishment on them for serving the other gods. That He would send the king of Babylon to lay the country to waste. But to the Israelite’s God said:
27-But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. 28- Fear thou not, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord : for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished. Jeremiah 46:27-28 KJV https://bible.com/bible/1/jer.46.27-28.KJV
God wants us to live a fearless live. God filled His word full of promises for us. He promised to save us, through the blood of His son Jesus Christ. He promised restoration to His people, so that they (us) will live a life of “rest and ease”(27). God promised to Always be with us, no matter where we are, go or what we do. He promised to protect us against any who would stand against us, and will protect us against our enemy. In both of these final verses of the chapter, God started in saying, “Fear thy not” (27-28). What are you fearing for?
Although, I cannot overlook the part where God also promises, “will I not leave thee wholly unpunished” (28). God’s punishment isn’t like the world would expect. The form of punishment is usually to draw us closer and make us more dependent on Him.
My prayer for you today is, that you would heed the Word of God, and Fear Not, for He wants to restore to you, for what has been taken. God is there in your situation and will protect you. #GodCanDoThis