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God Is Bigger Than The Boogie Man

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand" (Isa 41:10).

My title is a line from one of the Veggie Tales DVDs. It says, "God is than the Boogie Man, He's bigger than Godzilla or the monsters on TV. God is bigger than the Boogie Man. He's big enough for you and me!"

It is a terrible thing to be afraid of life. If you have children, you can remember many times when they became fearful of something and you were their great comforter. Grownups can also have fears of all kinds. Each day can have its own set of things. Jobs, health, acceptance, and loneliness are just a few of them. People are often gripped by fear that they cannot cope with life.

Should fear have a prominent place in the life of Christians? Being honest with ourselves we know that we have all as adults experienced it. I believe that Satan works on our fears. He tries to keep us fearful, in an attempt to convince us that our God is "not big enough." Or he will try to get us to think that we can handle everything in life without the Lord's help. Fear is a powerful motivator, but it is not of God. "For God has not given us the spirit of fear" (2 Tim. 1:7). Fear is not of God. He says, FEAR NOT."......Trust in Him.

I love to walk with Jane and hold her hand. It reminds me that we are with each other. In today's verse, we are reminded that God is with us. "Do not be afraid, for I am with you." He is there, holding our hand, and reminding us that He will be there for us. It not a " I was there for you." or "I will be there for you." It says, I AM WITH YOU.....That means RIGHT NOW! But there's more! We need not fear because HE IS GOD. "For I am your God." There are times when we need to just humble ourselves and say, "its because He's God and we are not." He is in control.

Paul put it this way. "I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people." (2 Cor. 6:16). He IS big enough!

Have a wonderful Wednesday...Make a difference...Love Mark Phil. 4:11

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