“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 NIV
The truth that God never leaves nor forsakes us is a powerful reminder that we are never truly alone. God’s presence is a constant source of comfort and strength, providing us with the courage we need to face each day. When we embrace God’s presence in our lives, we can let go of fear, worry, and anxiety, and live with joy, hope, and confidence
When we feel alone or fearful, we are less than our higher selves. Fear shortens our emotional fuses, causing us to react impulsively and lash out at others and often times even ourselves. Worry suppresses creativity and productivity, making it difficult to focus on the task at hand. Anxiety robs us of joy, peace and hope.
I think we most likely will all agree on the emotion of fear and anxiety and it’s results. I found some of these thoughts tucked among my devotions just this morning. Yet, how do we overcome? How do we trust God? Or, whom or what are we trusting? What is woven into the fabric of our life? Do we recognize the enemy of our joy, peace and hope?
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Your voice and words, Sara, along with the video helps “embrace God’s presence “. And I think that, plus reading and meditating and embracing your prophetic words/promise, is an answer, and assurance from God, and help to overcoming fear and anxiety: “God’s presence is a constant source of comfort and strength, providing us with the courage we need to face each day. When we embrace God’s presence in our lives, we can let go of fear, worry, and anxiety, and live with joy, hope, and confidence”.
“How do we trust God? “ I would suggest meditating on scriptures that give insight to whom God is? The One that I pay attention to. One of my very favorite scripture I would like to share with you.
“When I look up at your skies, at what your fingers
made—the moon and the stars that you set firmly in
place—what are human beings that you think about
them; what are human beings that you pay attention
to them?”—Psalm 8:3-4 (NRSV)
Let nothing disturb you. / Let nothing upset you. / Everything changes. / God alone is unchanging. / With patience all things are possible. / Whoever has God lacks nothing. / God alone is enough. —Teresa of Ávila
“God alone is unchanging”. All the above is encouraging, but I just had to repeat this part again.🙏
Thanks Tammy for reminder markers, and I repeat after you, “God alone is unchanging!”
So many changes happening and rocking our boat/faith it’s hard to hold to Truth.
I watched a video someone in S Nags Head NC caught a house crumble right into the ocean before their very eyes. No human involved in that moment.
Then I thought a house, someone invested hard earned money and time and gone in a few moments.
I have also observed lives in that very area of the world that seemed to loom large and forever yet crumple and now out to sea.
Truth, the human house has lost the old weak frame but with God they gained their forever home.
“But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”
—Matthew 14:27 (NRSV)
A thought that comes to me in a new way, we don’t hold Truth! Truth holds us! 💟✝️💟
St Peter found that to be true with his brave water walk!