By Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married for 41 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling, and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

    What Do You Know for Sure

    Tuesday, December 01, 2015

    I know for sure that we are at war. After the brutal ISIS attack in Paris, the French President declared that France was at war with the radical Islam terrorists. But the reality is the war between good and evil is nothing new; it has been going on for generations. The brutal slaughter of innocent people can be traced from one generation to the next with hardly a break. The most debilitating element that the enemy brings to the battlefield is fear. It is in fear that the enemy brings everything we believe into question, so the question arises, “What do you know for sure?”

    It is during times of uncertainty that we must anchor our mind around what we know for sure. God’s word is filled with anchors that we can rest in regardless of the circumstances that surround us.

    Mark 10:27: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”

    Romans 8:28: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

    Psalm 91:1-2: [1] He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. [2] I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

    The enemy’s plan is to use fear to cause us to question God’s protection, presence and provision. This is the same ploy he used on Eve in the garden. Don’t fall for it!

    Regardless of what is happening around me, I know for sure I am safe and secure in Him and I am not fighting for victory but from the victory of the cross and resurrection. So with that said, I know for sure, we win!

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