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
God allows us to recognize STRENGTH comes from the power of His love. He arms us with everything we need to embrace what He provides, but sometimes anxiety consumes us. We store it deep where peace should dwell. Fear clouds goodness in our lives and makes us believe we will never experience calm. It smothers us in worry and robs us of what God has planned for our days.
“Fear is a liar!” It convinces us we will never be more than weak. It steals joy and makes us believe we will always feel anxious. It binds us with chains of doubt and doesn't allow us to see how it feels to be free. But God IS SO MUCH BIGGER THAN FEAR! He humbles hearts and leads the way for us to find courage to TRUST and RELEASE.
God helps us remember who’s in charge of our days. As we prayerfully witness His presence, we begin to understand HE is the source of STRENGTH. He helps us overcome. He lifts us from ditches of doubt and arms us with everything we need to battle anxious thoughts. He provides clarity when we face our fears.
The Bible says, He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalm 40:2 NIV Oh how we need to discover how it feels to be rescued and lifted where baby steps will lead us to a better frame of mind.
Life will be difficult, but we must remember we’re not alone. God will ready us to faithfully grow. He will help us witness how it feels to live in PEACE and find HOPE in the timing of His will. He will change our lives.
When the timing is right, we will find courage to surrender doubt. Worry will never be allowed to steal the heart of wholeness, if we fear NO MORE. We must lift our burdens to the Lord and TRUST He will take care of us. God WILL do what we cannot. He will restore us! We must choose to be faithful and believe.
Dear God, thank you for loving us through weakness. Open the eyes of our hearts, so we will see what’s missing and surrender our fear. Forgive us when we forget who is handling our days. Fill us with Your presence of PEACE. Help us experience mercy and grace, as we learn to overcome. We will TRUST You every day of our lives and embrace the changes YOU provide. We will welcome JOY and never forget who has the power to save. Thank you, Lord! Thank you! Amen