(Pro 3:25 KJV) Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
It seems like everything I read or listen to is declaring that the “desolation” (onslaught NASB) (7724b) of the “wicked” (7563) is just around the corner. Some even say they have already made the turn. What God is saying to us through Solomon is that when it comes, notice I didn’t say “if”, don’t worry about it over much. I find it interesting that this message comes through from the most unexpected sources. This is from a site called According to Hoyt. Sarah Hoyt makes no claim to being a born again, Pentecostal Bible thumper. I do pick up the Catholic faith at times. Her words might resonate with you.
“Keep in mind most of you will be safe. No, seriously. Take it from someone who’s lived through this. You can live and work in dangerous places and still be completely safe. Just for the love of heaven, if you see a group of people behaving like lunatics run/drive/walk the other way.”Many of the dangers and tragedies of life take place because people are stupid, not thinking or just in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is possible that God is planning on some of us being martyrs. Remember the persecution is promised. At the same time there are almost endless promises, like this, that God has this one. You can relax.
So? Sing with me, “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way....”