Hurricane Fear

Shouldn't I have blogged about this before the Hurricanes?  I could have, but I am pretty sure that we all had enough fear to go around - why add to it?

What I am talking about here is what Hurricanes and other life-threatening events will cause you to do.

Make you think that you don't have enough.

When you are looking down the barrel of a Cat 3, 4 or 5 storm, it gives you a sinking feeling in the pit of your gut.  Everything you own may disappear.  You want to do everything that you can to save it.  There are some steps that you should take, but you know there comes the point when even your best isn't enough.  If you think about this long enough, you will begin to believe that A) you never have enough and B) you've got to hang on to everything you have.  This is called a scarcity mentality - or the fear of never having enough.  

Matthew 6:26  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

1 - God knows what you need.  If He can take care of the animals on earth, He can take care of you. 
2 - Trust in the Provider, not in the provision.  The more you have, the more you are responsible for, the greater your fear.  This doesn't mean you shouldn't have nice stuff, it means you shouldn't put your faith in it.

Jesus fed 5,000 people with only a few fish and loaves of bread.  

Elijah, in his encounter with the widow of Zarephath, leads her to honor his request to feed him, in return her small amount of flour and olive oil never ran out.  

If you don't have enough time, enough money, enough strength, enough patience - go to the one who will give you with wisdom you need.   The answer to your problem isn't more stuff - the answer to your need is more of Him. 

PRAY:  Dear Jesus, I need more of your wisdom in my life today.  AMEN  


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