Be Not Dismayed

The Christian life is not an easy one.  To overcome the powerful influence of our sin nature is impossible unless we ‘let go and let GOD’.  Conflicting thoughts and attempts by demons to block spiritual strength through our weaknesses, can bring about dismay, but we do not have to go there.  “Flying by the seat of my pants” put me in some dangerous territories and even though it appeared that I had it under control,  I now realize it wasn’t “I”, but “HE”.  “Be Not Dismayed” are the first words of a great old hymn entitled, “God Will Take Care of You” and it is of  comfort in times of distress and conflict.  Here is the first verse and refrain:

“Be not dismayed whate’er betide, God will take care of you!  Beneath His wings of love abide, God will take care of you!

God will take care of you, trough every day o’er all the way; He will take care of you; God will take care of you!”


Civilla D. Martin wrote these words in 1904.  She was the wife of a minister who had a meeting to attend.  She was not well, but as he left he said, “You will be OK.  The meeting will not last long and besides, God will watch over you.”  She immediately thought of a verse in 1 Peter (5: 7) “….casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”  She wrote this poem that was later set to music and included in most hymnals.  
I know this to be true, for I am a product of HIS making and able to converse with you today simply because HE chooses to care for me.  GOD does CARE and because of that, we can face tomorrow!  AMEN

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