Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we look at what it means to be at the Junction
This Sunday at 11am we bring back in focus our summer series, Living at the Junction. I’ll be looking at the early career of Joshua, before the wall fell, to seek to understand the junction he faced and how he moved onto God’s track. Hope you’ll join me!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE.
Summer thoughts to keep you on the journey: Facing Fears
Yes, this was another thing I addressed in ‘Hot Bible Adventure’ at camp last week. You’ll likely be getting my reflections from this for the next few updates!
Despite our society reopening, there’s still a lot of fear out there- fear of the latest Covid variant, fear for the economy, fear of the ‘new normal’.
To find peace in trying times we have to face our fears like King Hezekiah did. Fears can be healthy or exaggerated—and sometimes paralyzing. It takes wisdom to admit that there are dangers around us that need to be properly, and fearfully, respected, and it takes wisdom to see through the exaggerations and fear-mongering of those who use the pains of others for their benefit.
Let’s be honest, we will not have all the answers we could hope for, nor will we fully anticipate all that’s going to happen in the coming days. That can increase our fear. Yet despite that, all of us must accept the responsibilities we have in our given spheres of influence where we are called upon to serve and to lead. We must seek wisdom and make the very best decisions we can as we all seek to act generously and selflessly, in ways consistent with all that we believe as followers of Jesus.
King Hezekiah, when faced by the seemingly unstoppable Assyrian army took his fear and went to God in prayer. That’s the first place we should go in times like that.
God tells us in Isaiah 41- “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” So, face your fears and let your light shine!
In His grip,