Fear not, O Jacob my servant, declares the LORD, for I am with you. I will make a full end of all the nations to which I have driven you, but of you I will not make a full end. I will discipline you in just measure, and I will by no means leave you unpunished.
Too many calamities had struck this world. Many lives were lost. Many properties were devastated. Yet we are still here standing strong despite the tough situations.
“Fear not!” God said, for we have a Savior. He gives what is due. Sometimes the reason why these calamities happen is because of our carelessness. Nature just returns what we give to it. For instance, due to our wrong ways of throwing garbage, these trashes enter drainages and impede the good flow of water. When strong rains come, the drainage can no longer hold too much water because of the trashes that had lodged there. Water will not be absorbed easily thus, flood occurs. Trashes could be seen floating anywhere and when the flood subsides, the area look like a dumpsite. Such a mess!
Know for a fact that we are being disciplined because of our actions. It is not a natural occurrence that should always be blamed because we have a fault too. But, God said that He will discipline us in just measure. If we are being echo friendly, therefore we should not fear. All illegal actions of our fellowmen that poses a threat should be reported and corrected so that they too may be spared from punishment.
This does not only refer to calamities but also with life’s trials and problems. If we are being disciplined, fear not for the Lord is with us. He will protect us along the way. We just have to follow His lead.