I have heard recently about so many people struggling with fear and anxiety especially adolescents. Pridefully I thought wow I am doing so well in those areas……..
Right after that I woke up one morning and heard the Lord say “What are you willing to give up for me?” I was in shock. Seriously Lord? I thought I had completely surrendered to you – my heart, my mind, my life. What else is there?
I kept praying about it and went to exercise and then went to the post office and ran into a friend. I shared with her the Lord’s question that morning and as I said it I realized that it was fear. What? I was not aware of my fear and so did not even realize I needed to give it up to the Lord. Too funny after I had just thought about how I had it together in that area. I prayed and handed it over and had such peace. I continue to hand it over. It is definitely not a one and done, but a constant surrender.
I had a break at work a few days later and decided to go walk and grab a muffin which is a rarity. I was coming out of a building I have been in often and saw the attached plaque. “Proceed without Fear“. Wow!
I also remembered a friend had written out for me Isaiah 41:10 (do not fear). The Lord had led the person to give me that verse. I had written it on an index card and put it on the visor of my car as a constant reminder.
Next I am watching the Olympics and the commercial is “Live Fearless”.
The Lord is so gentle and clear, actually in my face. Lord help us to trust and rest in You. Help us to release our fear to You. Help us to listen to your gentle (or blatant) leadings.
Oh the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and HIs paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33
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
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. Exodus 14:13