Still my anxious heart

for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel by the power of God, (2 Timothy 1:7, 8 ESV)

It’s easy to get caught up in worry about circumstance. We’ve been in that very place lately. So much has happened over the last 6-8 weeks to rob our focus on Christ and discourage us. But thank God for the church. We walked in yesterday morning, in many ways, feeling defeated and afraid. But the spirit of our Lord had a different place he wanted us. Our pastor Mike preached on 2 Timothy 1:7 as a precursor to VBS week. But we needed that reminder that no matter how daunting the task, challenge, or circumstance ahead we serve we serve a glorious, conquering King who holds the world. Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection secured our victory in his sacrifice. No matter what we fear, no matter if we fail He reigns victorious and it is his Spirit within us. If you’re afraid today, if you face insurmountable hardship or circumstance know that Jesus offers better. That doesn’t mean easier, and if this life is meant for hardship after hardship that’s ok by us, because we do this not for health, wealth, or fame. #WeDoItForAnEternalPrize (1 Cor 9:25)

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