Journal Entry ~ 11/02/18

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich. - 2 Corinthians 8:9

This is a such a great verse for those times of fear when God has called us to something we don't think we can do. The reality is that we can't in our own strength.  The reason these fears plague us is because we’re not sovereign. We don’t know what’s going to happen this afternoon, let alone next month or next year. 

But there are a few things we do know from Scripture, and in these moments, we must preach these truths to ourselves again and again:  God always goes with us, and with Him comes His strength to do what we need to do. He lives inside of us. Think about that - the same power that rose Jesus from the dead, lives inside of you. All you need to do is access it. He blesses us with the gifts and abilities to do what He calls us to do, and He always provides what we need to carry it out - even when it seems impossible at first glance.

I think one of the biggest factors that impact our fear, is our fear of failure. We don't want to do it wrong, or make a wrong decision. And that's the most beautiful truth God has for our hearts - He can redeem anything, even our failures. My life is a story of one redeemed failure after another. He has turned every one of my disasters into beauty, and it always amazes me how He does it. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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