With Great Mercy

Finding hope when you have trigeminal neuralgia and other types of pain

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October 3, 2008

The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25

Have you ever met someone that you are afraid of? Maybe it’s not the person but the position. You may have a memory of fear that lingers, a memory of a bully in school or even someone in your family. In my life, I have been afraid of plenty of people. The fear passed long ago, but it is easy to remember.

It seems that once we let fear in it grows very easily. I look around at the circumstances our country currently faces, and it would be so easy to let the fear in. I will vote in the election, but my hope and trust is not in the person that I will vote for. After all, he’s a human, like me. with great mercy

The Lord has promised that we will be safe if we put our trust in Him. How easy is that to do when the dollar has fallen, stocks have plummeted, businesses are failing, and we are involved in a war? It might not be easy, but it is necessary.

Sometimes I remember the faith of my childhood. I still place my faith in the same God and His son Jesus, but my faith has changed. I remember singing "He’s got the whole world in His hands, He’s got you and me brother, in His hands…" and I really trusted God. Now trust doesn’t come so easily. Tomorrow seems to be on shaky ground.

The Lord has promised that we will be safe if we put our trust in Him. How easy is that to do when the dollar has fallen, stocks have plummeted, businesses are failing, and we are involved in a war? It might not be easy to trust God, but it is necessary.

No matter what happens tomorrow, pain or no pain, financial stability or ruin, war or peace, I must find a way to trust the Lord more. It’s not that I just want to be safe, I also want the Lord’s peace.

I’ve been deceived by people who never should have had my trust in the first place, but God has never set a trap for me. His love remains constant, and He keeps me safe. He’s got the whole world in His hands.

With Great Mercy

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