With everything going on in our world today this verse spoke to my heart in a big way.
As a Christian, I am not afraid of dying. I know God can heal, I’ve seen Him do it. I know God can provide as jobs are lost and incomes are cut back drastically, He’s done it for me.
So why have I still been experiencing a certain level of fear concerning all that’s happening?
This verse caused me to take it to the Lord. That’s where I found that my fear has been about simply not wanting to go through these kind of things, and not wanting to see so many I love suffer through these kinds of things. I’ve been afraid to have to step out to trust God for so much concerning so many. I’ve been in those places where I’ve had to completely trust God to heal before. I’ve been in those places where I’ve had to completely trust God to provide for me and my family before. Truth is, it requires a lot of you. It’s hard. It’s against every bit of human nature we have. It’s going to take more prayer, more fasting, more of the word. Basically the Lord showed me my fear all stems from my stubbornness and even a little selfishness.
So why am I telling you this? Because I want to encourage you today. I want you to take your fears to the Lord too. Whatever they are, even if you aren’t really sure what they are. Ask the Lord about them. Let Him tell you where that fear is coming from. Let Him then deliver you from them.
I thank God, that by the authority of his Word I can seek Him. I thank God that He answers me, even if it’s just to tell me I’m being stubborn and a bit selfish. I thank God that by answering me, He has delivered me from not only my fear, but the source of it, so I can be sure and not go back to it. I thank God for this verse, and the truth in it that he used to touch my heart today. I hope it does the same for you.
Be encouraged today! ❤️