Monthly Archives: September 2011

Transparent moments

Isaiah 41:10

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

I think often times I WANT to remain afraid, scared, locked inside the intensity of the moment.  You see, it’s easier that way – I don’t have to change – I just cower in the corner and use it as an excuse for not getting things done or stepping out of my little box. Also, in fear…true fear…no one expects you to do anything.  It’s as if people understand the hard time you are going through and are sympathetic.

BUT

what opportunities I miss to grow in my dependence upon the Lord.

My devotions today remind me that Christ is the antidote for fear, the remedy for trouble, the substance and sum of deliverance.

We should then RISE ABOVE FEAR.  

Keep our eyes fastened on Him;

abide continually with HIM;

Be content with HIM

Why do I stay content in the fear when He promises protection, strength, shade from the sun…those struggles that blaze in my life, bringing continuos drought without joy. (Ps. 121:5)

Lord, exchange my fear for joy