For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Sometimes, we underestimate the power of God and forget we were created for His great purpose. We feel inadequate, weak and wonder how to serve Him with a heart of trust. But, Christ finds the way to remind us we ARE capable of doing great things.
When we cooperate with the spirit of Jesus, He transforms us. He restores our souls and brings peace in the presence of His love. He takes away fear that robs us of content and shows how it feels to persevere. Then, when we have learned to surrender, He reminds us strength comes from the calm of a grateful heart.
“Anxiety is the great modern plaque. But faith can cure it!” We have tremendous power within ourselves to realize Christ is bigger than our fear! He squelches the beast of burden that steals our content. And, He knows how to guide us back where we belong. He helps us find strength and peace to persevere.
The Bible says, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9
God will allow us to see ourselves as He sees us; capable and equipped to do great things. He will remind us why we are worthy of love and honor our efforts to serve Him. He will place joy in our hearts and help us remember to trust in the power of His will. And, He will show us how it feels to embrace the calming gift of a faithful heart.
Dear God, Thank you for leading us by Your will. Forgive us when we allow fear to rob our joy. Fill us with strength and prepare us to be used by You. We will love You all of our days and surrender our anxiety to Jesus. And, we will honor YOU with a humble heart of love, as we begin this day in grateful PRAISE. for ALL You have provided. Amen