Webster defines Assurance as: "a positive declaration intended to give confidence, a promise."
The song “Blessed Assurance” comes to mind. "Blessed Assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine! Heir of salvation, purchase of God, born of His Spirit, washed in His blood."
Proverbs 3:26 1 John 3 Hebrews 10:35 Psalm 118:8 Proverbs 14:26 Philippians 3:3 & 1:6
Or then there is the other choice: the nursery rhyme concept of “Chicken Little,” an acorn fell on his tail and he cried: “The Sky is Falling” (look this one up, it’s really funny). We have a choice of what we believe.
This current situation we find ourselves in is very serious. Lives and livelihoods are in jeopardy, and we can feel that we have lost all control. The news feeds us with facts that are hard to fathom, and the uncertainty is frightening. It really does feel like the sky is falling if we don’t hold a rein on our emotions and resist the fear; deliberately holding fast to The Truth and Confidence that we have in our personal relationship with The God of Creation, The Jesus who died on the Cross to give us eternal life and the Holy Spirit who will lead us into All Truth. They created it all, and hold it all in place. Some out there will, in their fear, try to tell you that our Father, Son and Holy Spirit are a fantasy, but no matter what seems to be true, The Truth is a person, Jesus Christ. If your knowledge of the Truth is not grounded in a personal relationship, you may be experiencing doubts and fears. When all seems to be falling apart, The Word of God, our Jesus and a Loving Heavenly Father will stand as an anchor in the middle of any storm. Besides all this, we have the Body of Christ, or Church Family that is willing to stand by and assist in any way we may need. We may not be able to come together on Sunday, but we will always be together in the Spirit and Grace of God. We need to be praying for each other, and be open to contact each other, checking up on those who may not have close family or neighbors to give assistance. Sometimes just having someone to talk to can calm fear and uncertainty. Just knowing that you are part of something bigger than yourself, “His Family.” Remember, sometimes we need to ask for help, and not expect everyone to just know your need. We are Better Together.
If there is anyone who needs a friendly, encouraging voice to talk to, pray with, or just someone to listen, I am here! We can do this...because of Him! My family, lifts our “SWC family” up in prayer daily! God bless each and every one of you. Love, Dana