Sep8.jpgAre thoughts of the future with hep C bothering you? Hep C patients have great hope in facing the future. With faith and trust we place in God, our future is safe in His hands. We also have hope in improved hep C treatment with higher cure rates than ever before. God is at work in immeasurable ways.

Do you feel like you are wrestling with something bigger than you are?

Remember this, hep C lives with you, you don’t live with it! When we give an inch to doubt and worry, they take a mile and wreck havoc in our lives. Fear threatens to take control of our thoughts and leave us with the anxiety of the future.

No matter what we face with hep C, it is NOT bigger than Jesus. A great promise from Christ himself insures us He is with us always. There is nothing we can face, nothing too big, no place so far, no place so dark that Jesus is not right there with us the whole way through.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is within us."  Ephesians 3:20 NIV

Max Lucado states in his book, Great Day Every Day, "The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident. Mark this down: you will never go where God is not.

Jesus said, “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 NIV

With Christ there is always hope.  He is the God of the impossible.

“For nothing is impossible with God.”  Luke 1:37 NIV

We can face the future with hep C. Put Fear in its place until there is nothing left but Faith.

Take hold of God’s promise and grip the strength of His hand in our special scripture this week:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10 NIV
Lord Jesus, I want to follow your example. You faced the cross. I face hep C. I want to face my fears with the same kind of faith. With you, my future is safe in your hands. When I face the unknown today, things I don’t understand, may you remind me my hope is anchored to you and your presence is with me. I choose today to not allow my emotions to be in control, but to be dwell on who you are, knowing you are with me always. In Jesus name I ask and pray. Amen.

This entry was originally published on Life Beyond Hepatitis C September 8, 2014. It is reprinted with permission.