Psalms 91:5- NAS - "You will not be afraid of the terror by night,
Or of the arrow that flies by day"

Joshua 1:9 - NAS - ""Have I not commanded you? Be strong and
courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your
God is with you wherever you go."

Security of God's children. From the thousands of email requests that come
into each and every day...from men and women of all ages,
nationalities, socio-economic backgrounds, professions....there is one
common element. That common element is that everyone faces the hurts and
pains of this life. It is inescapable. Family and friends die. You or
people you know battle health issues. Parents have conflicts with their
children. Children have conflicts with their parents. There are issues at
school or on the job. People have problems in their marriages and
relationships with other people. Everyone has financial issues at some
level. We all have battles we fight in our life with different things that
put us in bondage. You see my friends, the common bond all men face in this
life are the hurts and pains of a world ravished and saturated with sin.
Being a Christian does not make you immune. Jesus, just hours before going
to the cross, told his disciples that in this world they would have
tribulation. You see, He did not want them to think that just because they
had a personal relationship with Him, they would be immune from the hurts
and pains of this life. Then, after warning them, our Lord spoke these
wonderful words, "be of good cheer, for I have overcome the world."

The good news today is that you can have the assurance and knowledge that no
matter what your circumstances are, however difficult your life may be
today, the trials and tribulations of this world do not win if you have
Jesus as your personal Savior. The pain from losing a loved one, those
health issues, problems with your parents or kids, situations at school or
work, problems in your marriage, financial concerns, battles with the end, you overcome all of the hurts and pains of this
world because of Jesus. For those who have chosen to live without Christ in
their life, it can be an unbearable existence. Going to sleep at night only
brings the expectation of another day without hope. There are more
questions than answers, more problems than energy to handle them. This
doesn't get better because someone may have money either. When you don't
have Christ in your life, you can have all the money in the world, and you
still have no security because the hurts and pains of life are such that
money can't make them go away. The ONLY answer to the hurts and pains of
this life is a real, vibrant, intimate, daily relationship with Jesus

I love you, and care about you so very much. For those reading this today,
who know Christ as your savior, take with you the security that Jesus has
overcome this world, and all of the problems this world can offer. I don't
care what things may look like in the natural, because God will always have
the final word. It is time to make your faith God today!
Whatever battles you are fighting, meet them head on with the confidence
that the Lord has already won. You can lay your head down tonight with the
security of knowing God is working for you while you rest. For those
reading this today who do not have a personal relationship with Christ, who
do not have that assurance, you can. The Bible proclaims today is the day
of salvation. You can go to my website, and click on
"Plan of Salvation". Pray, read this and let the Holy Spirit guide you. It
is the most important decision you will make in this life. Becoming a
Christian is NOT going to make your problems go away. It will NOT mean your
life will be a bed of roses. It DOES mean you no longer have to fight
alone. It DOES mean you now have a power and strength that is greater than
any other in the universe. It WILL give you the assurance and security that
nothing else in this world can give you as you deal with the pains and hurts
of life.

I will be praying for you today. Jesus loves you. While we get so focused
on our own daily struggles, we often forget in the light of eternity, this
life is very brief. That means whatever the problems are, whatever the
struggles are, are only for a short time. The hope is one day all those who
profess their faith in Christ will be with Him for eternity. Knowing that,
gives us the security of living this life despite of the hurts and pains,
knowing where our eternal home will be. It also lets us serve the Lord and
bear fruit with our life, despite whatever problems life may throw our way.

In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller