“There’s Light At The End Of The Tunnel”

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Psalm 46:10a “Be still, and know that I am God”

              This Psalm is a great command to anyone who is in Jesus Christ whenever there may be some sort of conflict within your life. If we read through Psalm 46 we will see that the Psalmist is giving tribute to who God is especially in time of need and distress.

Each one of us can understand what it means to be in some sort of distress. We are approaching Christmas, and for many this is the most stressful time of year. It may not have anything to do with buying gifts and going to parties, but more to do with conflict in family, relationships, and within one’s own self.

The Psalmist reminds us in such a simple way of something that can be so hard for many of us to do. BE STILL! When was the last time you were just still? I’m talking about really being still. I am talking about a time when you weren’t watching TV, playing a game on your phone, scrolling through your Facebook feed, stressing about making dinner for your loved ones, or worrying about where you had to be later on that day.  What I am trying to say is, when was the last time you could honestly say, “I was really really still with nothing going on.”? Most of us are struggling right now to remember when that time was.

Remember the reminder that God gives us in Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God”. I believe what happens when we truly get still before God, the time we are focused on Him helps us to realize that He is our refuge, and that He can conquer any problems we are facing within us and within our lives. God is the conqueror of it all. So whatever you are hurting over, depressed in, and feel defeated from today, don’t forget to “Be still” so that you can get to a place where you find refuge in Him alone. When we take refuge in Christ we are reminded that He is in control and can conquer the things that seem over our head. It’s not comforting to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, but it is comforting to know that Jesus is the light whether you are in the tunnel or at the end of the tunnel.

Sincerely,

Pastor Bryan

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“Who You Walk With Matters”

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“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm” (Proverbs 13:20)

How we walk really does matter. Think about what this verse says to us who know God. He tells us that It is important who we walk with. Basically, there are two types of people we can walk with. There are those who are wise, and there are those who are fools. So, I have to ask myself what kind of people I am walking with. Wise or foolish? The writer of this Proverb also tells us that there are consequences to whom we walk with. If we walk with the wise we have a greater opportunity to gleam wisdom and become wise ourselves. However, if we choose the other way and walk with fools it is likely we will make foolish decisions. It may even be said, that by walking with the fool we have already made the foolish decision to walk with them; therefore, it is apparent that we will make more foolish decisions and reap more foolish consequences within our lives. We are also told that harm comes to those who walk with fools. So, it comes down to wisdom or harm. Wisdom comes when we walk with those who are wise. Harm comes when we walk with fools. Be careful who you walk with, because there is a consequence to it.

 Sincerely,

Pastor Bryan