I think it’s a common phenomenon, this thing called worry and stress.
But I don’t like it. I don’t like it when my friends suffer with it, and I really struggle when I find myself stressed and worried. I’m the one preaching about trusting God! But God always allows those who teach about His provision and faithfulness to attend “refresher courses” to keep us honest. (Smile). And to grow our faith.
I am human. Thank you Lord for reminding me of this daily.
So. . . this #BiteofBread is not only for those of you facing worries and stress, this is also for me. I’m looking forward to telling you one day how God brought me through this. How He provided. How He filled me with peace when fear wanted to take over. And I’m looking forward to hearing your stories too.
I just happened to read the devotional of August 2 (today) in My Utmost for His Highest, by Oswald Chambers. I haven’t read this devotional for years, but God knew what I needed. I love this quote.
God does not give us an overcoming life–He gives us life as we overcome. ~Chambers
He gives us life as we overcome our fears that keep us up late at night worrying. We overcome them as we trust that no matter how bad it gets, if the worst scenario happened, we’ve got Him.
I’ll be fasting Wednesday if any of you want to join me. Some of you told me so last week. I’ll have scriptures for us and some thoughts on fasting posted Tuesday to help us. And later on in the week we will learn more about the Jewish Shema.
Okay, ya’ll ready to experience His peace and provision? I’m feeling a prayer coming on. Grab my hand.
“Lord, thank you for taking care of us. I’m just thanking you ahead of time. You are faithful. You are good. You love us. No matter what, nothing can separate us from you. Help us trust you, and I pray that in the name of Jesus, by the power of His name alone, you’ll shatter our fears and worries. You hold our eternity in your hand, surely you’ve got tomorrow. Amen.”
Jesus loves you,