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I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 34:4 NIV
We’re all facing uphill battles this year, this quarter, this month, this week, and today. But are our battles any more difficult than those in the past? Or are they simply just more battles to overcome at a time when maybe we have less resources than in the past? Or because others are under a lot of pressure so their weight comes down on us more so than in the past? Or maybe it’s a figment of our imagination because we’re afraid.
God is our scale, our measurer, and He carries the weights and determines what we can withstand and what we can’t.
So I’ve come to realize, even in my fears, that when God places a lot on my back and shoulders it’s because He knows I can handle it; He knows I can walk through the valley and up that mountaintop with that weight on my back and reach the finish line of victory.
Yes, it’s scary a great deal of the time. Yes, it can rattle the nerves and cause your body to seize up in pain- but we can make it through. As we work through life’s lessons we are clearing the pathway for others, for our children and generations to come; and we are making ourselves stronger so that each obstacle we approach we gain the courage to tell ourselves, “I’ve got this”.
So let’s do this. Let’s turn to each other in encouragement and push each other on the back, grab each other’s hands, and look into each other’s eyes and say, “we can do this!”
Father throughout my day I pray to You, give thanks for You, and say thank You for my many blessings. I seek You Lord minute by minute to help me to see things through, to help me to find my way, and to realize my purpose in Your Kingdom and on Your land.
Father I am faced with some heavy decisions in my personal and professional life; I am faced with financial burdens and haunted by my past decisions and by current unknowns. I’ve got more month than money, bills to pay, and although I know there is a solution to my problem, I’m blinded by fear.
Father I have to make decisions about who to trust, who to associate with, and who to walk away from. I’m scared Father. I’m scared that I will make the wrong decisions. I am afraid to disappoint You.
Lord, deliver me from all of my fears. Calm my nerves so that I worry no more as I put my trust and faith in You.
You are my rock Father. You are my light and salvation. With You nothing but good can come to me or go from me and that’s all that I need to know. I love You Father. Amen.
I love you all,