When I let fear drive me it takes my imagination on a wild ride where vain imaginings clog the highway of my heart and doubt is the back seat driver.
I cannot see where the road is leading and the unknown destination seems so scary. Yet it is not real and 98% of the things I worry about never come to pass.
You say it is all a lie, that You know exactly where all this is going.
You say that my little faith needs to grow again. My head knows, Lord, but sometimes my heart bites its fingernails.
Forgive me, Father.
I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
Dueteronomy 32: 3-4
I am your beloved daughter and Your Word is the water that refreshes me and helps me stand strong. I am washed clean by the water of the Word of God. Water quenches my thirst and You said that if I drink from the water You offer, I will never thirst again.
I come to the well in need of You.
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.
The Lord is for me; I will not fear;
What can man do to me?
The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
Lord let there be more of You and your strength and less of me and my frailties. Like a child lifted onto daddy’s lap I come and rest my head on Your shoulder. Hold me till the shaking stops.
You, my faithful God, perfect in all your ways and just, thank you for loving me with an unfailing love. Thank you for your faithfulness in hard times in the past.
My provider, Jehovah-Jireh who is never late.
My shepherd protector, Jehovah-Rohi.
My ever present companion, Jehovah-Shammah.
And my one, true peace, Jehovah-Shalom.
So I will praise you today and tomorrow as I have praised you many times before.
Especially when the recklessness of despair and discouragement are loose on the road, I will command my soul to praise Your holy name even more. Your name that is above all other names…the sweetest name ever uttered…the name that saves and heals and loves and provides without ending.
So, my dearest Lord Jesus, I give You praise as I sit and wait, trusting that You alone hold the key to our future. Trusting that our future is indeed Jeremiah 29: 11-13.
For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
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