Do Not Be Afraid

This post is going to be a bit more vulnerable than normal. The last few weeks have been riddled with odd “coincidences” around me–both in my personal life and at church. I’m not one who sees demonic activity behind every inconvenience, but the collective thought that my wife and I have had lately is that we are definitely dealing with some spiritual warfare around us. As Michelle and I were driving this week, we discussed how we should respond to what is going on right now. The feeling between both of us was one of anxiety and a little bit of fear. Then I suddenly remembered something that happened to me last month. On October 15th, I wrote the following note in my journal: This statement from God came after waking up from intense dreams and being unable to go back to sleep. I laid in bed, emotionally drained, and asked God to speak to me. I didn’t hear an audible voice, but I clearly heard Him say, “Do not be afraid.” Over. And. Over. I didn’t know why He was saying that to me, and ironically, it freaked me out a bit. In the context of what has happened in the weeks following that, I now understand. And I now feel a strange peace that even in the midst of bizarre happenings around me, God is still in control. I’m thankful that on this one, He also gave me a heads up about it. I’m choosing to not be afraid despite the uncertainty around me.

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Jeremy Jernigan

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