Often it seems we are hit from all sides with trials. Many of us have lived our lives in fear. Yet God tells us not to be afraid. “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10”. NLT.
The Bible and many other books use the word repetition to drive a point home. The term “do not be afraid” or “do not fear” or a variation thereof in some form appear often in the Bible. We are afraid of the presentation at work next week, some do not like airplanes, others are afraid of bullies and even recently COVID. I believe it is the unknown we fear. There are many things happening to us, and we anticipate the things that may go wrong. I remember a doctor saying most things we worry about never happen. We live in fear and when we do ask God for help, many times He brings us through okay. Yes, there are times we give into fear. Yet God is our God. He is with us and will strengthen AND help us.
I do not think I spend enough time considering my final future with Jesus in heaven. There are some outstanding songs about heaven and certainly I could spend more time meditating on this subject. He does conclude in this last verse in John 16 and states He has overcome the world and will vanquish satan from this earthly world.
When was the last time you meditated and prayed about your future in heaven?
How can you meditate and pray about your future here in this world?