September 14, 2009

Courage to Live Without Fear

In a book on faith by Norman Vincent Peale, he records the last will and testament of an old frontiersman. Here’s how it reads:

"I ain’t got no money to leave you,  just this old cabin, old Buck and my two guns. But I do leave you somethin’ worth a parcel more than money .  .  .  the belief that a man’s word is as good as his bond, a faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and courage so you won’t be afraid of nothin’ or nobody."

What an inheritance  .  .  . honor, faith and courage so you won’t be afraid of nothin’ or nobody.

Friends, if you believe in God, you can find the courage to live without fear, for he has granted us the strength to cope with the stresses of life that can devour our spirit.

The next time you face situations in life which can cause anxiety and fear, remember these words from the Shepherd’s Psalm: 

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for Thou art with me."

Blessings from Gpa Westerdahl