Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright!
The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!” Proverbs 22:13
This past April, a neighborhood in New York City went into lockdown over reports of a tiger in the streets. The police got the call about 8:30 a.m., and the news swept through the area. People brought in their children and locked their doors as authorities mounted an intensive search. It turns out there was no tiger. It was a raccoon.
When our faith gets lazy and we aren’t trusting God as we should, every raccoon looks like a tiger. But when we’re walking with God and are confident in His promises, everything returns to its proper perspective. Proverbs 28:1 says, “The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”
If you’re worried about something happening around you, turn to God in faith and respond to Him in righteousness. No one can lay hands on God’s anointed unless he is given permission to do so. God is ever present with us, just as He was with Elijah.
Faith, which is trust, and fear are opposite poles. If a man has the one, he can scarcely have the other in vigorous operation. He that has his trust set upon God does not need to dread anything except the weakening or the paralyzing of that trust. Alexander Maclaren
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