it's the worst feeling.
it nags at me.
fills my head with lies.
i know what scripture says about fear.
i read the verses often.
i'm sure you know them too.
he has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us.
on him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.
2 Corinthians 1:10
so we say with confidence,
"the lord is my helper; i will not be afraid.
what can man do to me?"
for God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
but do i really believe them?
do i live like i believe them?
i would love to say yes.
i would love to say when fear creeps in i go straight to the Word and poof. it's gone.
the truth is i struggle with it.
i let my mind take me on a wild ride of ups and downs.
my emotions spiral through all the what ifs.
our minds are crazy that way right?
i can over think a situation like nobody's business.
here is what i DO know.
my hope is in the Lord only.
even when i worry about the future.
when i'm afraid of how i would cope with being let down i know He has planned better for me.
i was not made to fear.
He delights in seeing me have full confidence in what He has told me.
i stand firm in my belief of what it says in these scriptures.
He has not given me a spirit of fear, man cannot harm me when i am living in his love and mercy, and He will deliver me.
no matter the circumstances.
i pray you know he promises to do the same for you.
and if you're like me and sometimes need a little stronger language to get the message through?
this should handle it for you.
strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
say to those with fearful hearts,
"be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution he will come to save you."
now let's live like we know it.