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No Fear

The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.  Isaiah 40:8 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Long ago, when I was a brand-new believer, I remember walking by the L. A. "River" and experiencing a revelation—one of those moments when God opens our eyes on a deeper level.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I was familiar with the river, but on this afternoon, I saw it with new eyes. I saw how we had made a concrete wash of the river. I thought about the weight and quantity of concrete that covered the soil and life underneath so the water could run smoothly in all seasons. I thought about how it might have looked after they initially laid the concrete: solid, flat, and desolate, but practical.

Many years later, I could see plant life—lush and large in places, poking its way through the layers of concrete. I found it amazing that a grass blade or a weed seemed more powerful than the tons of a manmade substance designed to suffocate and smooth the life beneath it.

If God’s fallen creation has more power than the work of our hands, how much more does His Word and His kingdom.

We have nothing to fear if we know and love the One who spoke the stars into being. He can bring about His kingdom and His will, even through the most imperfect vessels. Remember those who govern our countries are just men and women—as mortal and broken as any other human beings on the planet. And the ways of people may pass, but the Word of the Lord endures forever.

Regardless of your circumstances, don’t fear.

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Sally O'Connor

Sally Klein O’Connor is a wife, mom to three daughters, singer and songwriter, author, speaker, host of “Love Stories” on HSBN.tv, and co-founder of Improbable People Ministries.