Written by cycleguy on January 5th, 2019

I’m a little late to the party this weekend.  It has been a crazy, busy weekend with Tami’s surgery as well as some others having cancer treatment. But I guess better late than never!

My theme for 2019 is Unsinkable. My thanks to Ryan (techgeek) for the banner. I am a typical Sanguine. I have great ideas but my ability to follow through on some things is limited. Ryan, on the other hand, is fantastic!  Okay…that’s enough of that. I’ll blow his head up so big even his wife won’t recognize him. But then again, Amanda will bring him back to earth. 🙂

It was March 4, 1933 while the country was in the terrifying clutches of the Great Depression that newly elected president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, made his famous one liner that is often quoted by others. Believing the greatest problem was not the absence of finances but the presence of fear, he said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

There is no question we live in a fallen world. Look around if you doubt my words. At the same time we live in the fallen world, we also have a God of grace who meets his children in moments of darkness and difficulty.  I’m going to be in Psalm 27 for 3 of the 4 Sundays this month. Psalm 27 is a rock in an unsure world. It is a lifesaver thrown out to a drowning man. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” 

I’ll also be showing this video of CityAlight before I preach.

Prayers would be appreciated as I lay the groundwork for the rest of 2019 with this beginning message. Thanks.


9 Comments so far ↓

  1. Linda Stoll says:

    I hope Tami is doing well …

  2. Ryan S. says:


    Praying, there is a lot of meat in that passage,
    Psalm 27.

    I am working through it now as mentioned on the “Living In The Shadow” blog (shameless plug)

    Will be praying that it will impact everyone who hears.

    –Great video also!

  3. floyd samons says:

    Fear is crippling for all of us. I think that’s why God’s word has so much to say about it.

    I also believe that “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. In that once we know the sovereignty of God over all of His creation, we revere Him first over all the things that could bring us harm in this world.

    Praying for you.

    • cycleguy says:

      Fear is crippling and as you show the fear of the Lord is much different than the fear we often find ourselves in. Thanks for the prayers.

  4. What a terrific theme for the year, Bill! Yes, we are unsinkable when God is our lifeboat, as He should be. Definitely will be praying for you, Jo and Tami, for complete recovery.

  5. Ed Damas says:

    Prayers going up! Awesome message!