I am ashamed to admit that I am fearful.
Fearful of foolish, and worldly things. Fearful of heights, of my family dying, of being financially unstable, of being completely isolated from friends, of bad grades, of how other people may think of me, of being disapproving to the community, of a terminal disease…and this list goes on and on, longer then I ever thought it could be.
For this, Father, i must repent. Please forgive me Lord, of fearing such nonsense.
I came across this verse recently: “Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.” - James 1:16-18
Then I came to realize…can you imagine if we didn’t have a God that sent down blessings of love and perfect gifts? Can you imagine what this world would be like without the love, faith, and hope that is Christ Jesus?
I struggle so much with being idle. Too many nights I just lay in bed, thinking that I have tomorrow to grow in the Word, next week to pray…and yet I know this generation is having the same struggle.
Many times I fear that God will tell me something that I won’t like to hear, so I refrain from reading anything Christ-related.
I know…HOW FOOLISH RIGHT?
Satan can attack any part of our lives…but with the power of Christ, there isn’t any attack that we can’t stand up to.
There is no challenge for our Father! There is no overcoming our Savior! He promises to never leave us, and never forsake us. And although our own doubtful, foolish, uncertain, unfaithful, weary sinful natures may try to tell us otherwise…
CHRIST IS VICTORIOUS IN OUR LIVES, AND WE MUST SUBMIT TO HIM!
Only after realizing these things can we truly live without fear. And whether we like it or not, it is most definitely NOT going to be easy. It will be a grueling battle from start to finish.
BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE THE RICHES OF THE KINGDOM THAT IS WAITING FOR US?!?
For His Glory