Updated: Nov 18, 2019
When the week is hard, heavy, and filled with hurt, God is still greater.
We have all those weeks that wear us down like sandpaper. When it feels like things that couldn't get any worse somehow do. For our first post I thought it was important to share how even in the midst of a scary experience, God remains faithful.
"For the word of the Lord holds true, and we can trust everything He does." Psalm 33:4
This week our very own Clancy White spoke about how the word of God is filled with His promises. That night we as a chapter experienced His faithfulness and His fulfillment of some of those same promises she discussed.
Count It All Joy...
On Monday, November 4, 2019, as our chapter meeting was concluding we were placed on lock down in response to a suspicious man's presence in the building in which our meeting was being held.
Phi Lamb's officers chose to be cautious and asked us all to sit down in front of our seats and remain quiet while we waited for the police to respond. Thankfully, the man exited the building and there was no threat to our safety. Yet, in those thirty minutes it took for the police to arrive and clear the area, fear was at the forefront of our minds rather than God's faithfulness.
Looking back at that night I realized rather than trusting in the Lord and his divine promises in my life, I shook in fear of a situation over which I had no control . This experience helped me recognize a theme in my life and the lives of others. I only give God control when I reach my wits end, when I hit a low, when I have no other option. But are we as Christians not called to give God control even when we think we can handle it? See, Jesus has already promised eternity for those who have believed in Him (John 3:16). If I have trusted Him with my future, why am I not giving him my fear, my hurt, and my right now? His Word tells us to have "joy when we face trials of various kinds" (James 1:2-3) because our trust in God's faithfulness should not be circumstantial. If we truly trust in God our peace, protection, and comfort is rooted in Him always.
So the next time we are tempted to live in fear or worry, we must remind ourselves of God's faithfulness. Whether it is a threat to our safety, a bad day at work or school, or an argument with a close friend, we should trust in the Lord and in His promises continuously.