Monday, May 6, 2013

DAY SEVEN: DON'T BE AFRAID



I think God has a great sense of humor and this is one of those things that made me laugh as I was thinking about things I am afraid of... I was coming up with a blank.. so I put my laptop aside and decided I would sneak in a few minutes to read 'Jesus Calling' If you read this devotional you might get a smirk on your face here in a minute too.... 

Today's #blogeverydayinMay topic is 'things you are afraid of' and todays' Jesus Calling lesson is the following:

"If you learn to trust Me- really trust Me- with your whole being, then nothing can 
separate you from My Peace. Everything you endure can be put to good use by allowing it to train you in trusting Me. This is how you foil the works of evil, growing in grace through the very adversity that was meant to harm you.  Joseph was a prime example of this divine reversal, declaring to his brothers:  'You meant evil against me, but God meant it for good'. 

Do not fear what this day, or any day, may bring your way. Concentrate on trusting Me and on doing what needs to be done. Relax in My sovereignty, remembering that I go before you, as well as with you, into each day. Fear no evil, for I can bring good out of every situation you will even encounter."

6 comments:

  1. Isn't that amazing when we are given just what we need to hear, just when we need to hear it? I didn't have any trouble coming up with a list of things I'm afraid of though :)

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    1. He's good at giving us just that! it's ok to have a list of things that we fear, but knowing He is always in control is a great source of comfort too:)

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  2. That is a beautiful photo you posted to accompany the passage. The "fear no evil" portion of what you wrote might be easier done when not giving power to the fear and instead giving power to courage. It's a mighty battle sometimes, but hopefully we can all find a way to come out on top of it in a healthy state of being.

    ~Nicole
    www.madlabpost.com

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    1. thanks about the kind comment on the picture- its one of my favorites sunset pics i took last year. sometimes the simpler the prettier!!

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  3. I absolutely love that devotional. Its crazy to me how it seems to speak to me every day with exactly what I need to hear. LOVE IT! <3

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    1. Brittany- thank you for your kind comment and for reading my post today! HE sure is a funny one.. so glad He's in our corner though!!

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