How God Transported Me From Fear to Peace

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #FreedomWalker  #TimetobeYOU!

I admit it. The first two weeks of this global calamity caught me off guard. My body succumbed to the lockdown and carried me off to bed at odd times during the day. A webinar by Tasha M. Scott challenged my paralysis as she called the event a pause filled with opportunity. Her fresh perspective took over and enthusiasm carried me forward.

I admit it. As regulations and mandates took hold, fear about the unknown future whispered to me. Concerns and uncertainty became constant companions and wore me down. The balance to tend my self as I guided others through struggles was delicate and vital. Civil unrest erupted and fear raised its voice. “You have no idea what’s coming.”

The Word. The Word brought peace to my soul. Share on X

We live in a fallen world and what’s happening makes sense.
The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness.  Romans 1:18

Jesus gets it. He came to quench the wrath wickedness requires.
Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? “Father, save me from this hour”? No, it was for this very reason I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!”  John 12:27

Paul explains wrath has nothing to do with those in Christ.
God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Thessalonians 5:9

Wrath can ignite fear at any time, as happened when Nabal insulted David and his army in 1 Samuel 25. Imagine Abigail’s insides when she learned of the retribution headed her way. Surrounded by panic, she stepped into her responsibilities with common sense and fervor. She went out to meet the threat wrapped in God’s presence, provision, and power. Her gifts and petition calmed David’s wrath, saving the lives of every male in her household. God’s favor went on to remove the wicked perpetrator and reward Abigail with a life of safety and security.

Dear LORD, please remind us we too are safe and secure in the palm of Your hand.
Let me know if I can encourage your heart. SandraAllenLovelace@gmail.com

In His peace,

   Sandra

*references are NIV unless otherwise noted

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6 Comments

    1. Oh Marlene, I know just what you mean. God’s love is fear-less and when we soak ourselves in it, we walk in the freedom of His abundant grace. Thank you for sharing.

    1. My heart sings to hear how God answers my prayers over what He gives me to share. Enjoy His comfort, Dear One. <3

  1. I agree that this “pause” in normality has given us, as Christ-followers, opportunities we would never have otherwise. When I’ve been tempted to fear – and there have been times – I try to stay focused on God’s sovereignty, a saving peace. Thank you for this post, Sandra. ((( HUGS )))

    1. Yes. I’m thankFUL for Holy Spirit’s tending that keeps fear from making major inroads. And for your Comment and {{{HUGS}}}. Sending a few your way too, Cathy. {{{HUGS}}}. {{{HUGS}}} 😉

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