Sunday, February 26, 2017

Let Go Of The Fear

It's hard at times to lay bare our souls to others and yet...we know that when the LORD has called us to do so...we must. 

Fears...common ground for us all even when my fears are different from your fears.  Common ground because no matter what the fear they all bring on the same destruction to our bodies...our minds...our souls. 

If we are following Christ we know that our Lord...our taking care of us.  He never sleeps nor does He slumber.  He is right in the middle of everyone of our lives with us.  We know this...that He is here guiding and protecting and that He will never leave us and we are letting ourselves be shaken by the circumstances that surround us.  We let fear of the illness that plagues us...fear of the lack of finances...fear of being alone...fear of what's gong on in the world around us...fear of this and fear of that...take over every fiber of our being until fear is all we think about.  Though at times fear will and does strike right to our very core...we have a remedy to it all.


Even though we may have at us from all sides...GOD...our LORD...He is our refuge.  Our very present help in times of trouble.  The Lord is our Rock of protection, our fortress where we can hide and be safe.  He covers us with His feathers and we can hide under His wings of protection and know the safety that is ours.  With Him we have nothing to fear because we are His!  Right there...wherever we are in the middle of our every situation...He will never leave us nor forsake us.  You just need to be strong and courageous because the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go and through whatever problem you are having,  He will watch over you and never...Ever...leave your side!  Right up to the end of your life when that time comes.  We have the assurance of all of this through His Word.  Just depend on the Lord and don't allow yourself to be shaken to your core. 

So many thoughts and scriptures running through my mind this morning and I can't even begin to tell you where to find them all.  But as I am sitting here with my bible open I looked and saw this verse highlighted...

Psalm 31:14 NLT

But I am trusting You, O Lord, saying, "YOU are my GOD!"

When David wrote this he was in the midst of adversity...where he often was.  Yet he knew that God was in control.  He just needed to trust.  As followers and believers in the Lord...we know that as well.  We just need to read His Word and become as close to the Lord as we can.  Let our faith become rock solid in Him.  Walk and talk with Him on a continual basis.  Don't fail or falter in your faith.  Place your trust in Him and Him alone. all that He has done for you when He died on the cross for you. 

Let. Fear. Go. because GOD. Has. Got. You!!  In the midst of it all...

Here is a list of a few scriptures to read;

Deut. 31:6-8
Hebrews 13:5
Psalm 91:5 ~ 46:1 ~ 31:14
Joshua 1:9
Proverbs 3:5-5

Help me Lord to let things go.  The fear that sometimes washes over and wants to overtake me.  Bind me up in You Lord.  Help me to turn over all of my fears to You as I humbly come and fall on my face at Your feet.  Let me feel Your love and protection all around me as I come into Your embrace knowing, and believing, that You are in control of my life.  You hold me in Your hands and You will never let me go.  Thank You Lord for all that You have done and saved me from.  In Jesus name...Amen...Amen...Amen....

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Let Him Breathe On Me

Let Him breathe on me
Let Him breathe on me
Let the breath of God
Now breathe on me
Let Him breathe on me
Let Him breathe on me
Let the breath of God
Now breathe on me

This is an old chorus we used to sing in church when I was just a child.  I love the words to it because now as a child of God it has real meaning to me. If you don't know it...or even if you do...find it on You Tube.  I'm sure it will touch your heart.

This morning while I was trying to do my devotions this song was running through my thoughts.  I noticed it and yet not really because I was concentrating on what I was reading.  Then suddenly...with more force...I heard that song quite clear as it moved to the forefront in my mind.  So I stopped reading and let the song take over.  Suddenly I realized that it was the Holy Spirit wanting me to listen...really listen...and hear the words. 

When things in your life have you stressed to the point of not being able to keep your thoughts on what is good...the Lord and all He's done for you...and your peace seems to be failing a bit...the Lord will do what He has to so He can get your attention.  For me many times it's a song.  I love music and what He was saying to me was simply...

Stop.  Lean into the Lord and give Him control of all the situations that are tying you up in knots.  Let Him breathe life onto and into you...clear to your very soul.  Give Him all your worries and concerns.  He loves you with a love like no other you have known.

Psalms 55:22  Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you.

Zephaniah 3:17  The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love.

Tonight let the Holy Spirit breathe on you and into you.  Let Him breathe life to you.