It is Friday!
Josh 1:6-9 6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them.
7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I had and issue that was bothering me so much. I believe that people weren't doing the right thing and I wasn't speaking up. It was eating me inside. You know what held me back? Fear. People think I'm so brave and strong. They are wrong.
God tells us so many times don't worry, don't fear, be courageous, be strong, I am will you always. And here I am sitting in the corner, sick to my stomach, because of fear. Ugh. So if I'm really going to be honest, it isn't others that are making me sick. It's me.
Because I know what to do but I am afraid to do it. I wrote a status today. 'I'm Yours. Help me to remember that today Lord.' I told Him to help me remember it, and I know it, and here I sit, paralyzed with fear.
You know what the first thing I ever spoke about was? Do not worry/fear.
It's funny how God spoke so loudly to me to speak about it. And so many people said to me that's what they needed to hear. It was amazing how God was guiding me through the bible, His real and relevent truth in my life. And how those words STILL many years later speak truth in my life.
I know that His Word says that He handles it all, that He cares about sparrows and lilies. I know over and over how He has protected me, and this time will be no different.
Matt 6:25-34 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.