There are times when I am worried and afraid. Not crying, shaking, hiding in the closet worried and afraid just a bit fearful or anxious and nervous. When I talk about it to Jesus He reminds me,

       Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.baby-20339_640                                                                Isa 41:10

Reading this I see the reason I am sometimes worried.  It’s because I forget that He is with me, He holds me in His hand. But why do I forget this?

I forget because I get busy with life. I put off praying and meditating until I have the time. I don’t put Him first because there are other things that need to be done or more honestly, things I want to do. When I don’t say good morning to Him putting Him first, when I don’t talk with Him throughout the day, when I go to sleep without thanking Him for the day and saying good night to Him I am not the woman He created me to be. I am weak and easily shaken, I get discouraged and lazy, I am filled with anxiety. God has given me and you all we need to be the people He wants us to be.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity,
but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Tim 1:7

I think, really I know, the devil is the pushy-in-your-face sort who charges in uninvited anytime he wants but Jesus is not like that. Jesus knows that I struggle with worry and anxiety and will help me when I ask. He will step in whenever He sees a child of God in need but He will not force His way. He shows us the way but whether we go with Him or not is our choice. We have been given a spirit of power, love, and self-discipline we have but to access that power.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Phil 4:6-7

Blessings this day of grace
patricia

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Scripture: NLT

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7 thoughts on “Don’t Be Afraid, Don’t Worry

    1. The blessing is from the Lord the words just opened you to it. I will pray for you as you face the changes happening. If you have a specific prayer please email me so I can intercede for you. Sisters do that you know.

  1. This is powerful truth, and the message most needed in today’s world of exploited fear and anxiety. It is difficult to learn to trust, but once we do that peace is indeed amazing. God truly does have us in His hand, I’ve seen that over and over in my life, and I have no reason to doubt it now. To be able to truly trust, knowing that we are safe with Him, is such a blessing!

    1. Like you I have no reason to doubt the blessing of the Lord’s presence but sadly sometimes I take it for granted until anxiety rears its ugly head. I then can only fall on my knees and ask for His help. It is another blessing that my faithfulness or lack of does not affect His.

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