Linking up with Lisa Jo again this week to participate in Five Minute Friday. I love this because it is just a commitment of five minutes of unedited writing….we can all do that can’t we?? So if you haven’t started this series yet…today’s the day!
Today’s word is AFRAID – ready, set go –
I find myself afraid a lot. Worried about the decisions I have made, worried about the “worst case scenario”. Do you find yourself there too?
When my husband doesn’t answer his cell phone right away, and he is on the road, he must be in a ditch somewhere….crazy right?
Fear is one of those things in my life that the enemy attacks most. Knowing that it is a way to keep me down – focused on all of the “what ifs” and not on the peace that comes with trusting God.
“Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10
This needs to be my mantra….God IS with me.
He is MY God.
He will strengthen me, He will help me, He will uphold me with His right hand.
So many beautiful promises in those words.
And when I reflect back on all of the difficult situations in my life I can see those promises played out.
He HAS been there.
He HAS given me strength, He HAS helped me and upheld me.
He IS my God.
No longer should I face my day afraid…but confident in the plan that my God has for me.
Heads held high sisters….heads held high!
YES!!! That verse needs to be my mantra too! I battle with fear on a daily basis – and so grateful that God’s mercies are new every morning. Thank you friend for the remidner.
yes … we’re sure on the same page as we do this 5 Minute Friday thing … and we are not alone!
Thank you for your honesty. I love that you encourage us to keep our heads held high 🙂 it reminds of a posture of praise.
Yes, I need this same mantra. I don’t know why my heart can not just grasp on to his truth and rest in it always. But, I pray he will continue to mold me and this sea of doubt will disappear.
I find that being a wife and momma has made my fear more apparent to me. When I was single, Satan used different tactics. Praying we both live out that mantra.
I LOVE the Isaiah verse you’ve referenced. How many times I’ve read, re-read and held to it’s truths.
Do not fear, I am with you…
Do not fear, I am with you…
What comfort is found in those 7 words.
Beautiful transparency, my friend!
Such honest and true words…”do not look anxiously about you”…I do that a lot, rather than resting right where He has me and trusting Him to take care of what’s next. Holding my head high with you, today, remembering that He is right here with me!
Isn’t it so true – we do have many beautiful promises from Him. We need to remember to focus on He has been there, given us the strength we need – at the exact time we need it – and He IS our God! We have so much evidence of these things, but can be so easily swayed by what we know to be true. (visiting from 5MinFri)
Love that verse…what amazing promises. Thanks for sharing your heart…beautiful words. Blessings to you!