Fear Is A Liar…

I woke up surrounded by a cloud of confusion…

Unsure of  why I felt so distant from God’s peace and care…

You know that feeling?

Maybe you can’t put  your finger on it…  but something is holding you back from approaching God…

You feel hesitant to come into His presence…

Stuck, and fearful we walk away… waiting to feel good enough…

My  thoughts are calling me to fall on my knees… to let  His mighty power overfill, and overflow my heart…

But my heart stands in the door way and blocks His grace…

It’s my heart…

My heart feels unsure, protected, and guarded.

Reminding me I am not good enough…or have not done enough, or sacrificed enough to deserve God’s care…

Reminding me I could get hurt, if God doesn’t meet me…

It’s a lie…

Fear is a liar…

When you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me.”

Jeremiah 29:13

“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.”

Isaiah 41:10

“I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you.  I said, “You are my servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you..”

Isaiah 41:9

With these words, I brush myself off…

Standing humbly in His presence, I let Him cover me with truth…

Fill me with courage, and surround me with strength…

Father,

I am Yours…

I am chosen.  Loved.

Redeemed…

You called me by name, and set a path before me.

How I praise Your Holy name…

How I praise Your love and goodness…

Thank You for reminding me that the heart is deceitful… full of every kind of emotion…

All the wonderful things we are made of… and, yet, all the fears that want to protect me from trusting you…

Today, once again, I lay my heart in Your hands…

“The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

Jeremiah 17:9

I will trust in You…

And You alone…

Thank You for Your power.

Thank You for Your grace…

Thank You for whispering my name, and not letting me walk away…

I love You,

In Jesus Name,

I pray,

Amen

Live in Love,

Lisa