God’s Word Versus The Media

President Trump is not lying when he says that the media is fake.

No matter what your political stance is, please acknowledge the fact that the mainstream media has morphed into an industry for selling the latest and greatest tall tales instead of trustworthy news stories. What used to be considered reputable sources for information now leave their audiences questioning their every word. In times such as this, who are we to believe? Who can we trust to tell us the truth?

“Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
-2 Peter 1:20-21

Well, God gave us a huge book to go by. In fact, if you really dive deep into its contents, the Bible speaks of controversial topics going on in today’s society and how we should go about dealing with them. The Bible tells us how nations can prosper, and how they can fail. The Bible tells us that Satan will attempt to deceive the world with false information, and that we should hold fast to God’s Word when lies run rampant. You know, that kinda sounds like the world we’re living in today.

The Bible wasn’t conjured up by man, so it’s not just a book with 66 distinct mini-books full of interpretations from random guys. Yes, the Bible was penned by men, but God instructed them in what to write. I’m entirely convinced that if the Bible was solely written from the minds of men, if Christianity and God were made up aspects of religion, that they would’ve been completely banned a long time ago. I mean, look how the mainstream media is portraying Christians today. If it’s just a made up religion, how is it still going strong? How are Christians experiencing miracles every single day against adversity? Because God’s got our backs, that’s why.

Sorry, I went off on a tangent XD .

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:”
-2 Timothy 3:16

Okay, so we’ve established that the Bible comes from God. God created this world a long, long time ago. The first humans were Adam and Eve, who disobeyed God and brought sin into the world. Therefore, God sent His Word to guide us through this wicked world, and to lead us to His one and only Son, Jesus Christ. According to this verse, God’s Word–The Holy Bible–is designed to be a source of news for us. The Bible’s purpose is to instruct us with its infallible doctrine, to correct us when we’re wrong, and to lead us to righteousness. That is literally the purpose of it, and I don’t know about y’all, but it has never once led me wrong or lied to me. Now, consider your local news stations, the national news stations, Twitter and Facebook feeds, etc. I could probably name at least a dozen lies I’ve seen¬†within the last hour. The mainstream media no longer cares about truth or accuracy, nor do they care how many lives they harm for the sake of making a profit.

You know what God gave up to reveal the truth to us? He gave us His Son. His Son died to save us from our sins, and yet people are willing to believe a national news source instead of the Bible. Just think about that.

Goodnight everyone, and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

An Open Letter to Our Next President

Dear Madam or Mister President,

As a millennial, a soon to be college graduate, and a Christian, I have been keeping a close eye on this election on the basis that the outcome will either benefit or detriment my transition into adulthood. To be quite honest, America’s current state seems to be becoming more and more like a dystopian novel with each passing day. Criminals are claimed to be innocent, while the innocent are claimed to be criminals. Instead of turning the other cheek when we get offended, we now sue one another for monetary gain for the most asinine reasons. God, Jesus, and Salvation are considered controversial subjects only mentioned by “religious bigots” who are only out to “brainwash” others with their “close-minded” thinking. A nation that was founded on religious freedom is now only allowing freedom for religious groups that denounce God, Jesus, and Salvation. We live in a country that considers it cool to register your religion as “Jedi”, but horrific if you so much as pray to God on a football field after a game. Madam or Mister President, I’m not asking you to grant my wish to fix all of these things while you’re in office; I’m simply asking you to look to God for guidance, and not act solely based on left-wing or right-wing agendas.

“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”

-Proverbs 14:34

My favorite past president, Ronald Reagan, famously stated, “If we ever forget that we are one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” Oh, I bet former President Reagan is rolling in his grave as you presidential candidates are fighting like this election is one big reality show. You focus on tweets. You focus on past accusations. You focus on wigs. You know what I’ve heard very little about during the presidential debates? How you’re¬†going to make America a GOD FEARING NATION again. As of right now, America’s on its way under. The more we adhere to and legalize the foundations of sin, the further we will fall. Madam or Mister President, do you want to see us crumble completely, or do you want to build us up, to truly make us great again? Well, the only possible way to do that is to lift America’s burden off your shoulders, and to place it in the hands of our Almighty and very capable God.

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
-2 Chronicles 7:14

The key thing to remember here is that we as a nation, and you as a leader must humble yourself before God in order to help our country prosper again. This doesn’t mean that Hillary is the supreme queen or that Donald is the reigning king. This means that you will seek guidance from the Lord, not from Congress. This means that you will bring prayer back to public places, not incorporate more safe spaces. This means that you will promote godly media more than that of sinful content. You will treat your neighbors as yourself. You will lead others to righteousness instead of encouraging one another to turn away from God. As President, if you truly want to make an (let’s be honest, GOOD) impact on America, you will allow God to take your place as the leader of the free world, and you will allow Him to guide your actions as commander and chief.

Goodnight, and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

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The Brainwashing Myth

Yes, I am a Christian.

No, I was not brainwashed.

A common misconception about Christianity is that Christians are members of a cult who have been brainwashed into believing in the gospel by the generations that came before them. ¬†As a Christian, I can testify this ideology to be false, as I made the decision to follow Christ on my own at the age of eight. ¬†Naysayers may be thinking, “well, I’ve heard of people getting beat with the Bible if they chose not to believe,” or, “my parents kicked me out of the house because I don’t agree with their Christian beliefs.” ¬†To that, I have one thing to say: ¬†people who actually do force the gospel on others and give them the ultimatum to either believe or be hated are NOT true followers of Christ, and therefore are a false representation of what the gospel truly is. ¬†The gospel doesn’t call us to “brainwash”. ¬†The gospel calls us to be servants of Christ.

It’s Their Choice to Believe, Not Ours to Make For Them

 

“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. ¬†And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,¬†in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.
-2 Timothy 2:23-26

If you have a close relationship with someone who confesses to you that they do not believe in salvation through Jesus Christ, it can be difficult to accept their decision.  You will want to try your best to convince them that they are wrong for rejecting Christ.  You may get offended when they make fun of your belief in God.  You may get angry if they decide to argue against the fact that God exists.  Nevertheless, under the circumstances, it is imperative that you keep your composure.

Let’s refer back to the verse above:

“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel, but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition…”

If we want to make a difference in the life of a non-believer, let’s start by planting a seed of God in them by mirroring the actions of Jesus instead of letting Satan rile us up. ¬†When a non-believer sees a Christian become irate if someone doesn’t agree with them, it reinforces the stereotype that Christians like to beat the gospel into one another; however, if a non-believer is offered the gospel in a respectful way, they will notice the light of Christ in the believer, and the seed may be watered.

“…if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.

When you’re gardening, if you go through all of the motions to plant a seed and then snatch it back out of the ground seconds later, there is absolutely no chance of you reaping a crop. ¬†The seed has been forced away from its decision to either produce a crop or remain dormant, which has rendered it dormant forever. ¬†Conversely, if you take the time to properly plant the seed, water it, tend to it, care for it, then you at least have a chance of garnering something from it later. ¬†Of course, the seed still has a possibility of remaining dormant, but at least you’ve provided it with the opportunity to accept life if it so chooses.

*Cough* The same thing applies to spreading the gospel!!!! *Cough*

If the plant is to grow, it will grow under the right conditions, i.e. God allowing someone to come to their senses about Him. ¬†On the other hand, some seeds will remain seeds forever. ¬†Some plants won’t grow; that’s just a fact of life.

But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”
-2 Corinthians 4:3-4

As Christians, we are called to minister to those who are lost. ¬†By answering this call of duty, we have to realize that we are not called to force this belief on non-believers by attacking their beliefs, growing angry with them, or showing hatred towards them. ¬†When I was little, I remember watching a cartoon that stated that plants need sunshine, water, and love in order to grow. ¬†Nowhere in that equation does it say that we need to beat non-believers with the Bible in order to get them to believe in God. ¬†Instead, let’s use love, and hope that God will see fit to provide the sunshine and water for the non-believer to be able to grow in their belief in Him.

Goodnight, and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

 

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Let’s Start a Love Riot

In the midst of all of the people who have spoken about the race riots in America, Benjamin Watson is the only one who has made total sense.

Last night, as I was watching The Kelly File with my family, we were appalled at the mass destruction going on in Charlotte, NC due to the race riots that have been going on for the majority of the week. ¬†We saw videos of rioters setting things on fire, writing expletives on police cars, and fighting one another. ¬†I was beginning to think that society couldn’t get any worse than the tensions currently going on in our country, but then Watson appeared on the screen, offering a message of hope to Americans:

“Obama can’t save us. ¬†Mrs. Clinton can’t save us. ¬†Mr. Trump can’t save us. ¬†The only one who can change the heart of man is the Lord.”
-Benjamin Watson

The issue in America right now isn’t solely a police brutality issue, a race issue, or any other controversial issue that one can fathom up. The paramount issue in America, the issue that will always set the undertone for all of the other problems America is going through, is that we need to rely on God and not on America.

Let’s put faith in God, not the government.

Whenever there’s an issue within America, to whom do we turn? ¬†Well, the list could go on for miles: ¬†news stations, local government, state government, court systems, federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court, etc. ¬†And what do we get when we turn to America’s many systems of “aid”? ¬†Short-term, band-aid fixes that will eventually cave in on themselves. ¬†Because wrongs are not truly redeemed but are stamped with “guilty or not guilty” or “lawful or unlawful”, lessons are not learned. ¬†Inevitably, history will repeat itself, just as we are currently witnessing with the police versus Black Lives Matter riots across the nation. ¬†The only way to redeem our wrongs as a nation, to forgive one another for past transgressions, and to bring a sense of peace to America is to seek guidance from one source: ¬†God.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;¬†For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.¬†For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;¬†Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”
-1 Timothy 2:1-4

Let’s seek Jesus as our method for peace, not protests.

Just as Americans turn to the American government and media in their times of need, they turn to riots and protests when they are let down. ¬†Earlier, I mentioned that if we as Americans, (or any nation to be honest), seek guidance from earthly means, we will inevitably be disappointed with the outcome. ¬†Likewise, if we turn to riots and protests in order to “bring peace” to our nation, we will again fail miserably. ¬†Posting pictures supporting the police doesn’t bring peace to our nation. ¬†Protesting in the streets and destroying everything in our paths won’t bring peace, either. ¬†Just as there is only one source for guidance, there is only one source for peace, and that is through Jesus Christ.

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
-John 16:33

This world is a vessel filled with evil, and people who believe that we’re doomed to be stuck in this wasteland. ¬†The truth is that we don’t have to be confined to the horrid nature of this world, for in accepting Jesus Christ as our source of peace, as the Savior of our nation, we will have a life of joy in Heaven to look forward to after our time in this world ends. ¬†So, will you join me in putting our differences aside, and loving one another as our brothers and sisters in Christ instead of siding with a certain team, as if humanity were a sports rivalry?

Let’s start a LOVE RIOT! ¬†Let’s LOVE one another as Christ LOVES us!

“Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.”
-Isaiah 60:18

Goodnight and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

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We Blame Society, But We Are Society

Whatever happened to “In God We Trust”?

This phrase was adopted by The United States in 1864 when it first appeared on American currency, and it only took us roughly 150 years to run that once meaningful motto into the ground. ¬†I’ve only been on this earth for a little over two decades, and have witnessed our country, as well as society, continue to falter with each passing year. ¬†Americans claim that they can’t stand to watch the news because the media lies and “they only show negative things”, yet they fail to realize that our media is a product of what we allow in our society. ¬†Everyone seems to wonder why America seems to be caving in on itself within the last few years, but are blind as a bat to the answer:

“In God We Trust” has been left in the dust.

“For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.”
-2 Peter 2:20-22

We’ve turned from God’s commandments of us, and like a dog, we’ve returned to our own vomit.

How exactly did America sweep God under the rug? ¬†Well, I’ll tell you a little secret… Christians of the United States, we’re the ones to blame. ¬†Now, before you all get high and mighty on me saying things like, “I vote Republican! ¬†I vote against the legalization of certain sins!” or, “I go to church every Sunday!” or whatever else, know this: ¬†just because you participate in typical Christian-like activities does not mean you present yourself as a Christlike person to the world. ¬†Yes, there is a difference.

I don’t know about yours, but my hometown has a lot of church pew/bar stool people, meaning that they live on a fence between following Christ and following the world. ¬†Not to say that I, or others, don’t sin. ¬†We all get wrapped up in sin from time to time. ¬†The difference that I’m referring to here is discovered through daily choices. ¬†For example, two churchgoers who claim to be born-again Christians are provided with an invitation to a party that will have a plentiful supply of drugs and alcohol. ¬†The church pew/bar stool person would willingly accept the invitation, go to the party, and then show up at church a couple of days later feeling no remorse. ¬†On the other hand, the Christian who is honestly trying to live in order to please God will not partake in those activities, period. ¬†Likewise, a worldly churchgoer would vote for legislation that will make them popular from a societal standpoint rather than for a law that honors God’s commandments. ¬†Therefore, the blame for society turning away from God falls on the church pew/bar stoolers, the ones who can’t paint a clear picture for others of what Christianity really is because they don’t know it themselves.

“Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.

And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.

Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him.

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”
-1 John 3:4-9

The only way to bring a God-centered focus back to our society is to first acknowledge our problem of pretending to know God while still reveling in sin, and then doing something about it. ¬†Right now, I’m calling for Christians¬†to reflect on their daily choices, and to close off the paths that have caused them to go astray.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
-2 Chronicles 7:14

Fellow churchgoers, we can’t expect society to change from its wicked ways if we are not willing to begin that change within the church! ¬†Fellow Christians, we can’t expect evil to repel from the world if we keep allowing it within ourselves! ¬†Fellow Americans, if we want our country to be great again, we must seek God again!

Goodnight, and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

 

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The Appeal of Unpopularity

Last night, I had a dream that I received 1,500+ views on a blog post…

Yeah, so I had a rather nerdy dream last night about this blog.  I had completed another post like usual, and within seconds, both the view count and the like count went through the roof.  I was ecstatic, and was relaying the news to anyone that would listen.  When I awoke this morning, I smiled to myself, wondering how awesome it would be if that ever became a reality.  Then I realized that I was being entirely selfish.

This blog isn’t about me. ¬†This blog is about God.

Popularity shouldn’t be my intention.

I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.”
-John 17:14

In fact, popularity shouldn’t even be an expectation. ¬†If I am aiming to make the word of God and the gift of salvation through Jesus known to the world by writing this blog, then I should not expect the world to indulge in reading it. ¬†The above verse states clearly that the world will hate Christians if we broadcast the word of God. ¬†In fact, I know this to be true, because I have received ugly comments about this blog from nonbelievers. ¬†The thing is, we shouldn’t care that people of the world are shunning us for our beliefs, simply because they are not hating us… they’re hating God, and everything He stands for. ¬†Therefore, when I felt a nudge from God to start this blog back in February, I came into it knowing that I wasn’t going to please everyone. ¬†I’m fine with that. ¬†I didn’t start writing this blog to make me known, just God.

“For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?” -Luke 9:25

Luke 9:25 is one of my all-time favorite Bible verses, because it put into perspective for me why we as Christians should seek to be unpopular in this world. ¬†The only way for a Christian to become popular in this world is to tolerate and actively encourage others that choosing to live in sin is fine and dandy. ¬†The world doesn’t want to hear the truth, that we need to repent our sins, turn away from them, and accept salvation from Jesus Christ. ¬†People of the world do not want to hear that they can’t save themselves. ¬†People of the world don’t want to be told that they’re living down a futile road unless they ask God to take over. ¬†If we tell them the truth about God, we’ll be mocked and questioned; however, that’s a risk I’m willing to take if I can reach one person and help them to find the love of God. ¬†Jesus: Be My Escape is not a blog that preaches the toleration of sin. ¬†I’m sure that if it was, I’d have the 1,500+ views I dreamed about last night and then some (Note: ¬†I’m not saying that true Christian blogs can’t have large view counts. ¬†I’m simply saying that, like Christian movies, books, etc., we’re inclined to have less views than media outlets that produce worldly media). ¬†Why do I choose not to spread a thick layer of sin toleration on the sandwiches of the masses? ¬†The answer is simple: ¬†I have read the Bible, and I know what it says. ¬†Because of that fact, I am not going to supply a feast of false teachings onto the plates of the world. ¬†My goal, as I wrote earlier, is to reach that one soul who is hungering for the real truth of salvation through Jesus Christ. ¬†If I were to supply a feast of false teachings, I wouldn’t gain a soul for God; I’d just lose myself in the process.

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.”
-1 John 3:13

If you’re a Christian and you’ve been wondering why the world seems to hate us, refer back to the verse above. ¬†The world doesn’t hate you because of anything you’ve created on your own, but because you believe in a Heavenly Father who has your best intentions at heart. ¬†In this day and time, Christians can’t escape persecution. ¬†As the world is falling farther and farther away from the teachings of God, Christians are going to receive more backlash than ever before. ¬†Well, what are we going to do about it?

“And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.”
-1 John 2:17

In the words of my favorite filmmaker, Walt Disney, “keep moving forward.” ¬†If we don’t succumb to the lusts of the world, then we’ll spend eternity with God. ¬†I’m going to let you in on a little secret if you haven’t read the book of Revelation: ¬†the world, sin, nonbelievers, Satan… they’re not going to make it to Heaven. ¬†We’re on this earth for a sliver of time, but life in Heaven lasts for an eternity. ¬†Therefore, don’t let them bother you here on earth and make you feel like you’re an outcast. ¬†You’re not an outcast if you belong to God; you have believers, a Heaven full of people, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and an almighty God rooting for you!

Have a good day, and God bless!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

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The Non-Hippie Way of Finding Peace

Why should I worry?

Why should I care?

I don’t know if many of you know this, but I’m a Disnerd. ¬†For those of you who don’t know what that means, I become a huge nerd when I start talking about anything Disney related. ¬†I have at least a dozen favorite Disney movies, ranging from oldies like¬†The Sword in the Stone¬†to newer films like¬†Tangled¬†and¬†Lilo and Stitch. ¬†A side-effect of my obsession with the wonderful world of Disney is that I fall in love with the soundtracks as well. ¬†One of my all-time favorite Disney songs comes from the adorable 1988 movie,¬†Oliver & Company, where a street-savvy dog named Dodger (played by Billy Joel), dances around New York City singing a song entitled “Why Should I Worry?”.

 

As you can see, the scene above is pretty epic; however, we as humans cannot find peace through obtaining street savoir-faire like Dodger.  So, how can we possibly obtain peace in this chaotic world?

Jesus Christ

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
-John 14:27

Jesus tells us plainly in the book of John that He gives us peace, and that we shouldn’t feel worried or afraid of the things to come. ¬†We obtain peace through Jesus Christ by accepting Him as our Savior. ¬†When we accept Jesus as our Savior, He washes away our sins, and we stand as a new person before Him. ¬†Peace is ultimately found by continually seeking Jesus, reading God’s word, and praying. ¬†Nevertheless, those things are easier said than done if we are going through perilous times or hardships. ¬†So, when we’re in a desperate situation where there seems as if there is no hope, how can we clear our minds of anxiety?

Faith

Yes, faith. ¬†It’s one simple little word bursting at the seams with meaning. ¬†The truth is, a lot of the time we’re not going to look to Jesus or God for help as our first instinct. ¬†Society tells us that we are to act independently, and that we should not rely on faith in our “mythical father in the sky” (insert eye-roll here at that vastly overused description) to get us through hard times. ¬†As Christians, we have to train ourselves to seek God’s guidance in everything that we do, because we are dead-set on trying to fix everything on our own. ¬†But we can’t. ¬†Some things are just out of our control, and we need something or someone bigger than ourselves to solve our problem. ¬†The only being that has the ability to solve the seemingly unsolvable is God. ¬†The only way to rid yourself of overpowering anxiety for the unknown outcome is through faith.

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:¬†By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.¬†And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;¬†And patience, experience; and experience, hope:¬†And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.”
-Romans 5:1-5

 

So then there’s the question:

“How can we show¬†our faith in God?”

Simple, old chaps. ¬†We talk to Him through prayer. ¬†We read our Bibles. ¬†We obey His commandments. ¬†I probably sound like a broken record as I know I’ve repeated these three instructions like a mantra in previous blog posts, but this is what He calls us to do. ¬†Most importantly however, we have to put our faith to the test. ¬†When something comes our way that makes us question our reliance on God, that’s when we must rise up to the occasion, pushing our faith to extreme lengths. ¬†God doesn’t help people who doubt Him, nor does He help people who choose to not acknowledge the blessings He has in store for us. God rewards people who have faith in Him, that’s it.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
-Hebrews 11:6

Whether you’re worrying about a tough exam coming up, a difficult game where your teammates are relying on you to perform well, or a terminal disease, having faith in God will give you peace. ¬†As Romans 16:20 states, the God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. ¬†Whatever Satan is throwing at you can never be bad enough that God won’t be able to fix it. ¬†Life is not going to be easy, for worldly people nor Christians. Christians don’t live in a bubble that protects them from hardships; we go through tough times just like everyone else. ¬†The main aspect that sets Christians apart from the rest of the world is that we rely on God to solve our problems. ¬†Reliance, or faith, in God and His promise through Jesus Christ is the only thing that keeps me going, and the only source true source of peace. ¬†Worrying for the world is petty, whereas maintaining faith in God is freeing.

 

Be free in faith my friends!

-Allyson ūüėÄ

 

 

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