Haggai 2:4-5 But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. ‘Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, ‘and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty. ‘This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.’
There are a lot of good company slogans out there and among my favorites is Beacon Plumbing. “Stop freakin. Call Beacon.” It’s clever, funny, and catchy. The point is – when you are having a plumbing catastrophe, don’t freak out, just call in the pros. They have successfully imprinted their company name onto my mind. When I think of plumbing emergencies, I think of Beacon.
Do you ever find yourself freaking out in life? Maybe it’s the overwhelming circumstances you are facing. You are frustrated and scared and unsure of what will be around the next turn. Maybe you are feeling stuck. Stuck in your sin, stuck in your present situation, stuck in general. Or maybe you are feeling out of control. You used to be able to control what was happening around you, but you just can’t do it anymore. And you are about to freak out. Fear starts to knock at your door and you feel weak. Frustration is mounting and tension is high.
Stop freakin’! Call…. well….. on the Lord. In Haggai 2, God is speaking to His people, telling them to be strong. Be strong because I am with you. Be strong because I have made a promise to you. Be strong because my Spirit is with you. And do not fear! Because just as much as Beacon can handle plumbing catastrophes, God can handle ALL of life’s catastrophes. He’s the pro that you need to call. He’s the strength that you need to rely on. He’s the truth that stands strong in the face of the lie. He’s God. So stop freakin’ today. Call on the name of the Lord!
*Is there an area of your life that causes you to freak out? Call the professional today and stop freakin’.