Why does my soul cry out, consumed by doubts and fear?
Today I started a new devotional called, 100 Days of Brave, by Annie F. Downs.
I have to tell you, I feel a whole lot of things right now:
I feel weak
I feel like a failure
I feel lost
I feel alone
But no, brave isn’t one of those things that I feel.
Yet, I have these promises from my Heavenly Father.
Telling me I am not:
Weak, for He has made me strong (Ephesians 6:10)
A failure, for He is with me (Romans 8:31)
Lost, because He found me (Luke 15:32)
Alone, because He will never leave me or forsake me (Hebrews 13:5)
So why does my soul cry out, consumed by doubts and fear?
Am I the only one?
Why can you and I read Isaiah 41:13, “For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you’” and still wonder who we are?
Simple. The enemy of our souls wants us to be distracted by the things we cannot control so we do not do the one thing that we can.
We can keep our eyes on God and His Kingdom.
I want to challenge you today, no matter what you are going through, to pray and give everything to Jesus. If you struggle with praying, there is an amazing song that says, “when you don’t know what to say, just say “Jesus.” (by 7th Time Down)
When negative thoughts of despair fill your mind and you start to wonder how am I gonna pay my bills, buy food, or pay rent. Just say Jesus. I promise if you seek Him, you will find Him.
Right now this is where I am. My financial life has gotten so turned upside down, that I have no idea how things are gonna work out, but what I do know if that He is in Control. I just have to stop trying to be the one to do all of the controlling and leave it in His hands. Just as we read above, “fear not for He (God) is the One who will help” us!
I am looking forward to this journey. I hope you will join me.