“They shall walk after the LORD: He shall roar like a lion: when He shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west” (Hosea 11:10)

In this sinsick world, we see & hear so much negativity, criticism, cynicism, & pessimism, that it’s easy to get sucked into the miry clay and allow our entire view & our every thought, word, & action to be colored & tainted with the poison of Satan’s fiery darts. Until Jesus comes, there will always be sorrow & disappointment, and reasons to doubt, seek revenge, and look at the world through mud-colored glasses. It would be so easy to fall into that trap !

But we must rise above it, and cling to Jesus, the author & finisher of our faith ! For He is our only hope ! He will never let us down! He will never leave us nor forsake us. NO, NEVER ! He is the great I AM, the Alpha & the Omega, the Lamb of God, and the loving Shepherd of each one of us lost sheep! So, let us stand upon the word of God, and be encouraged and edified by its truth ! For God hath not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and a sound mind ! So, with all determination and confidence in HIM, and not in self…..let us focus on that which is true, noble, just, pure, lovely, virtuous, and praise-worthy !

When the road becomes long & difficult, and it seems dark and scary, there is no better time or way to survive, but to allow Jesus to color our thoughts (and our world) with His beauty and truth. Let us see the cup as half full, overflowing with His blessings. The next time we feel down or afraid let us be reminded that our Father is roaring like a lion; striking fear in our enemies and making sure His children hears His voice. May we be channels and conduits of His love, letting God use us to sprinkle seeds of light and encouragement over every person we meet ! I praise YOU, dearest Lord Jesus. Even so, come quickly !! Amen & Amen !