Skip to comments.(Vanity)The World is Big and Scary, and I am Small
Posted on 06/29/2012 7:58:35 PM PDT by Conservaliberty
I am 25 years old. That is pretty young, in the grand scheme of things. Still, I am an adult--I am married, I am a voter, I am a taxpayer...in short, I am a grown up.
But the recent news stories have reduced me to a cowering five-year-old, wanting to hide in my father's lap. But, I am a grown up now, and there is nobody's lap to hide in.
Watching the news stories, I keep thinking of my history classes. I remember being shocked at some of the things that happened in history, being offended by them, being glad that they were all in the past.
At 10 I thought communism was obsolete, since only China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba were communist. I grew up in a haze of patriotic fervor and faith in the belief that America was the best country in the world and that nowhere else would give you more rights.
Ah, a child's perspective.
This is my plea to fellow Freepers--I don't know how to deal with these recent rulings. Our country is falling apart at the seams. My husband (who is going to be a pastor) and I have had conversations about what to do when the chips are down--we are talking about martyrdom. In America. Persecution.
I think that's why this recent Obamacare ruling has me so scared. This is why the gay movement / abortion lobby frightens me. These are the issues that are going to crack the church.
Today, it's paying for contraception. Soon, it's performing gay marriages whether you like it or not. How long until you get punished just for teaching that sin is sin? And once that has happened...how long until the central doctrine of Christianity is verboten?
I fear for my husband. I fear for our future children. I fear for the church. There is so much fear, and it is all around me.
This is America, you know? I always thought as a kid these were the fears I'd never have. America's government is now big and scary and menacing...and I am so very, very, small.
I know that God is in control of things, and I remind myself that He will defend His church no matter what, from age to age. But the persecution is coming--it's already here. I don't doubt that God is at my side and that He will be with me...
But the unknown terrifies me so much.
The world is big and scary, and I am small. So small.
".....She said I got a surprise for you
A child is coming
A child is coming
A child is coming to you
What are we gonna do when Uncle Samuel comes around Askin' for the young one's name
And lookin' for the print of his hand for the files in their numbers game
I don't want his chances for freedom to ever be that slim
Let's not tell 'em about him "
A few things.
Number one, I am ashamed as an American Vet that you have to feel the way you do. I have failed somewhere along the line for sure.
Number two, you are correct,you MUST trust in our Lord. If this be the end times so be it. We will go together. (In Jesus name)
And number three; Dont give up just yet. I still have faith in the red white and blue. Sigh. We cannot allow you to feel afraid. Something must be done.
Be well kid. It is time for the old wolves
God bless you
One man with courage makes a majority.
But this post hurt me to my soul.
Our children are afraid-——
We have made a grave error. We have fallen asleep and let the enemy take over.
Read her post again.
It is time
These are scary times. I find it helps me to remember the songs of praise and of thanks - most of which are taken from scripture. Also to remember that there have been frightening times before, and God has turned mourning into dancing, has given beauty for ashes, and has given hope to the hopeless. When fears are overwhelming, I silently recite the Lord’s Prayer. As many times as it takes to calm my thoughts and fears.
When fears are overwhelming, I silently recite the Lords Prayer. As many times as it takes to calm my thoughts and fears.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Keep in the Word and your eyes on God. I would suggest that you watch “Amazing Grace” to see an example of how God can work within a corrupt political system to bring about His will using one faithful man.
I will fear no evil, I know (trust that) God is with me.
Life is full of struggles....always has been. Check our Roman 5.
God is good all the time.
My grace is suffient (spelling)
But I still apologize.
We have left our children in a world of hurt
We should be ashamed
The key is here to latch on to the secret that Scripture says even angels long to look into; and that is, Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The times are scary; but multitudes can tell you about the scary times in which they lived, too. Our ancestors, not too far back in time either, had to flee to the nearest forts to escape Indian attacks. Locations now that boast cities and towns were once constantly under these threats. One can contemplate just how “unfair” the “white man” was, but for whatever reason, God’s will was done through events to accomplish His purposes. - My great grandfather kept the lights along the shore of the Tennessee River, and in his travels faced dangers and perils from bandits and criminals that travelled the river looking for the weak to rob. He carried a Smith & Wesson pistol, which insured respect.
Any terrain you might mention was filled with its own fears and perils. - Now, we face much subtler and more “civilized” pitfalls.
I’ve cast my cares upon the Lord, for He careth for me. - Oh, I’ve been discouraged yesterday and today; but nothing can separate me from the love of Christ, neither life, nor death, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers of any kind.
Things that are lovely, pure, of good report, if there be any virtue, any praise, think on these things.
You do not stand alone, my young friend. We may indeed have some dark days ahead, as others have before us...but there will once again be light at the end of the tunnel. I do not intend to lose the America my ancestors fought so hard for.
You don’t know how glad I am to see younger people as concerned as I am. Yesterday, I was in tears over what happened. Today I am stronger and more determined than ever.
I would ask if I could re print your plea.
The difference is that if you let fear paralyze you, you will surely fail. If you put fear behind you and do the next right thing, you will surely succeed.
“Fear not for I am with you, even until the end of the earth.”
“Never will I leave you, nor forsake you.”
You know a lot of scripture. I have done as God wants and “hidden” scriptures in my heart. When in dispair, He will send the right one to you.
I heard one thing from Rush on Thursday that I won’t forget.
He said “I know about tea (he has a tea company). When you boil tea too long, it makes it stronger.”
This is what the evil doers in DC have done. They have boiled The TEA Party far too much. We are stronger than ever. Thursday was a great day of empowering our base, good Christians who will righteously fight for our freedom. We won’t give up, ever. And we know that our souls are safe, no matter what happens. What is to fear? Nothing. We have God on our side.
Perhaps you already do this, but keep a journal of scriptures that really speak to you. I’ve done this for almost 20 years. Anytime I need to reference a scripture for someone who needs it, or if I do, there they all are.