and don’t be afraid, for I am your strength and Song. Do not let fear dissipate your energy. Instead, invest your energy in trusting Me and singing My Song. The battle for control of your mind is fierce, and years of worry have made you vulnerable to the enemy. Therefore, you need to be vigilant in guarding your thoughts. Do not despise this weakness in yourself, since I am using it to draw you closer to Me. Your constant need for Me creates an intimacy that is well worth all the effort. You are not alone in this struggle for your mind. My Spirit living within you is ever ready to help in this striving. Ask Him to control your mind; He will bless you with Life and Peace.
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The LORD, the LORD, is my strength and my
song; He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
“Do not be afraid to defend theweak because of the anger of thestrong; nor afraid to defend thepoor because of the power of therich.”
-OldHymnNot in fleshly wisdom but in the grace of God, we behaved ourselves.2 Corinthians 1.12.
The principle of Christian living is to rely on the will of God and not on one’s cleverness, to depend on the grace of God and not on our own wisdom. This is a lesson we need to learn.
Suppose some action is put before you, but you do not know whether to do it this way or that, or not at all. You have no idea which is right. So you begin to deliberate on the effect of whichever action you may take. If you do it this way or that, what will people say? You therefore try to be clever. How? To say or to do that which will meet the least problem and avoid the most opposition. By following this policy it means you have forgotten that God’s children do not live on earth by human cleverness. To be a Christian is really quite simple. You merely ask one thing: “God, what do You want me to do?”