I sought the lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
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 and 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.
Here’s an excerpt from a prayer I said 10 years ago, that still haunts me today:
Can you feel the fear? Can you see what I allowed to consume a part of my mind and heart 10 years ago? Can you see what still haunts me today? There’s a struggle with discernment and trust—the ability to sift through with clarity to identify God’s Truth from the lies, and a lack of trust in myself and trust in God. I’m just being honest and transparent. It’s the only way for me to face my demons, face the voices that whisper all the ways I lack, and pull myself up through the muck holding me back.
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. Even when I take on stuff I have no business dealing with, God still rests His hand upon me to keep the weight from toppling and crushing me.
Yes, it’s scary most 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, “With God, I’ve got this.” So let’s do this. Let’s turn to each other with love in our hearts, to encourage and push each other, to grab each other’s hands, and look into each other’s eyes and say, “With God, 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.
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, confidence, 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,
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