I hope that this email finds each one of you well and blessed, still excited about the Lord. I want to thank each of you for your volunteer services for RJM at the BCSO. The bible tells us in Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye you have shewed toward His name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. May God continue to bless you and your families as you seek Him during this crisis (COVID19). With this occurring crisis across our world, it's easy to let fear and anxiety take control of our lives.
Fear is a negative emotion caused by a real or perceived threat to our well-being. Anxiety is unease and nervousness about an event, person, or problem we can't control. Worry is to dwell mentally on difficulty or trouble with chronic concern. Worry can turn into anxiety, anxiety can turn into fear. They're all the same emotion, just at different levels. But in the scriptures we're commanded not to fear, not to be anxious, and not to worry.
"Do not fear, for I am with you," the Lord said in Isaiah 41:10. In fact, do not fear or fear not is the most common command in the bible.
"Do not worry about your life," Jesus said in Matthew 6:25.
"Do not be anxious about anything," Paul wrote in Philippians4:6
I believe God would never command us not to do something if we didn't have the ability not to do it.
Our Father tells us that the way we overcome worry and anxiety is by focusing on Him. When we focus on Him, we realize that worry and anxiety aren't the default.
I want to encourage each one of you to pursue the Lord for peace during this time and seek Him in prayer. The more time people spend watching the news on this the more fearful they become. Saints,
God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. So apply the Blood of Jesus on you and your families, pray daily Psalms 91.
In Christ Jesus,
Chaplain Eddie McCoy
"I was in prison and you came to visit me."
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."Matt 25
We exist to communicate the transforming power and unconditional love of God through Jesus Christ to those touched by the criminal justice system. We provide appropriate spiritual resources to anyone as needed. Matt. 25: 34-40
Restorative Justice Ministries
PO Box 9866
College Station, TX 78842
1835 Sandy Point Road
Bryan, TX 77807
Office (979) 361-4852
Chaplain (979) 361-4831