God sees every person.

One of the problems of nations through the ages have been the neglected citizen.  A person lives and works in a country.  He tries to be loyal and law abiding but of course he/she has no contact with the leaders.  Therefore unnoticed and without a voice he/she just slogs along.  Disgruntled citizens who have no way to interact with leaders try to be heard with riots, et cetera.  

The reason is that leaders are limited.  They have no way to know everything about everybody.  God is different.  He is all-powerful, all-knowing and ever-present.  That is why His Kingdom will be eternally peaceful and joyful.  He is personally involved with every person in His Kingdom.  At present He knows us through the Holy Spirit and in eternity it will also be through the Holy Spirit.  

He is the God of the individual.  He demonstrated it through Jesus who had contact with His Father through the Holy Spirit all the time He was on earth.

It was the same with Adam and Eve.  God walked and talked with them.  Just as He knows the name of every star, He knows all about every person on earth.

God’s reminder/ don’t harm yourself

In a war zone, it is imperative to be watchful and very wary (the war we refer to is Satan’s long battle against God and His people).  If you inadvertently step on a hidden trap it is possible to do yourself great harm.  

One of the traps the Bible warns us against is the dangerous weapon of the mouth, 

‘The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.’  James 3:6

The devil is the inventor of suicide bombers – suicide by negative words.  They cause you to self destruct.  God’s advice against it is to ask His help, 

‘May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.’  Psalm 19:14

Negative words and negative speech is a killer.   God’s antidote is His powerful positive Word.

Genesis 1-11, Part 3. My antidote to fear

To fear is in a sense ‘normal.’  ‘No!’  Says God, ‘Trust Me.’

It is sometimes easier said than done.  However, the following seems like my perfect antidote.  In the report of God’s creation of man we read, 

‘…the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.’  Genesis 2:7

Research says the following:  A human body that weighs 154 pounds (70 kilograms) is comprised of 7 billion billion billion atoms, which is a 7 followed by 27 zeros.1  That means God took those many atoms and made the first man, Adam, from them.  A God who can do that, can surely take care of my problems.  

Conclusion

For me, to fear, is an insult to God.  My antidote to fear is, I just tell God, ‘You can do it.  Thanks!’

Reference

1. howstuffworks, LL Dove

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