The Book I have been reading showed a Few Posters that were posted all over in Britain just before war with Germany. These were meant to encourage the people – but did they do the job. Here is what they looked like:
When you look at these two posters above – they seem to stir you more then give you encouragement. On the radio today the Host was speaking about Positive attitudes during hard times will get you through it. I really believe that this is true – the Bible gives us several examples of people praising our Lord while they are being persecuted. Paul while he was in Jail – Peter during his trial days – Job praising God when he was being tested. They all seem to make sure that their focus was on the Hope that they had received.
One last poster that was printed but did not get posted was this one…
Well that one would have been the one I would have liked to have seen…. When we Trust in Jesus and carry his Hope with us into battle – then this really works. We can KEEP CALM and we will be able to CARRY ON…
As with Nehemiah: (this is coming from the book I am reading) When we trust in God, we think more clearly and react more decisively. Like Nehemiah, who said, “We prayed to our God and Posted a guard day and night to meet this threat.” **This would be a great story to read – read about Nehemiah during your devotional time this week.**
We prayed….. and posted. We trusted and acted. Trust God to do what you can’t. Obey God, and do what you can.
So as you go forward this week: “Keep Calm and Carry On”