But this morning, I felt the familiar flame of fear’s sharp tongue licking around the edges of my spirit.
Instead of starting my day with Him, life interrupted, discussion ensued, and I found myself lost and afraid.
He is faithful.
Eyes wet, when I finally had a chance to sit, a full hour and a half after becoming conscious, I tried to make out the blurred lines of the Word.
And Clarity chased fear and won.
His presence filled me.
His Truth comforted me.
And then He told me to share it.
Because in the middle of the now I am in, I have moments where I forget His great love for us, and I’m guessing you do too.
And His Word, His Truth, His mark upon our lives and our glory stories are not ours to hold tightly, but are meant for sharing.
Sharing BIG, as in, “I have a bucket of popcorn, who wants some?” at-the-theater-style.
So I have no idea who this is meant for other than me today – maybe it is you – but here’s what He wants us to remember:
- Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
- Isaiah 40:31 But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
- Romans 8:28 We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
- Jeremiah 29:11 “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.”
I also ran across this quote from Vincent McNabb – “Hope is some extraordinary spiritual grace that God gives us to control our fears, not to oust them.”
And I remembered that putting my hope in Him is the thing that changes my life. It will change yours, too.
So today, I am moment-to-moment-style choosing to be brave, to put my hope in Him, like the women of old. I’m feeling like the woman our Greater Impact team refers to as “road girl,” facing the future with a bit of hope, caught in a little darkness, maybe with a semi-truck bearing down on her, but the future is bright, if I’ll just get up and do the next thing.
And in writing this to you today…
And I’m ever so glad you are on this journey with me.
What about you? How do those verses speak to you today? Dare you to join in, and continue the conversation by commenting and subscribing to the blog! :)
Love to you,