Should there really be any surprise within me about the new healthcare reform bill passing? Maybe a part of me wanted to live in blissful denial that our government would not really pass the thing. Now that it's actually happened...I have a new battle to fight...the battle against a spirit of fear.
Fear that our nation has taken a giant step in the direction of socialism. Fear that my son will be denied timely and much needed medication or treatment in the future. Fear that when we are old, we'll be pushed to the side by our own government. Fear of what the world will look like for my children. Fear that more babies will be murdered every day. Fear that my health insurance premiums and medical services are about to skyrocket, totally rocking our family's financial stability. Fear that the American people will continue to listen to the ridiculous deceit that flows freely from our nation's government.
That's what the enemy wants me to stew about. That's his way of taking me hostage and causing a trainwreck in my spiritual life. Fear is not from the Lord...it's from a lying enemy that has no truth within him. Romans 8:15 tells us, "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a fearful slave. Instead, you received God's Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him , "Abba, Father."
I'm a woman of God...Daughter of the Most High King...I cannot serve two masters. (Matthew 6:24) So I have to choose to not walk in slavery to fear, but in the freedom that has been given to us as children of God. I have to rest in the fact that none of the decisions that our government makes are a surprise to God. The best part is that ultimately, He's in control. My Dad...My Protector...My King...The Lover of my Soul...is in control. Isaiah 9:6 is a great reminder of this...
Isaiah 9:6 "For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father [of Eternity], Prince of Peace." Now "the government shall be upon His shoulder" is speaking of the Heavenly government that exists outside of the earthly and corrupt government of this world. Oh, what a perfect and peaceful government it is! I also know that my God dictates what happens on this earth. Yes, we have freedom of choice...and we all see the death that results from this freedom. However, Romans 8:28 says, "We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose."
It all boils down to the fact that God has a plan. I don't have to fear. There will be bumps in the road. There will be things I don't like. Evil will continue to get worse. But the Word promises us that the Lord will work ALL THINGS for the good for those who love Him. So I've just got to keep my eye on the prize. The prize being my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. I have to obey Him and listen to His voice. I just have to allow the Holy Spirit to guide me, counsel me, teach me, protect me, and intercede for me. I just have to be everything He's calling me to be...and He'll take care of the rest. He's got a plan and no decision in Washington D.C. is going to change, destroy or threaten His plan. His plan is untouchable. His plan rests on the shoulders of His Son, Jesus Christ. His plan involves a government that we (this side of Heaven) cannot fathom. But on day soon, my friends, we will see His government be put into place...and oh what a happy day that will be!
Peace to all...