A Father’s Message of Faith ~Fear Not
Choosing Faith Over Fear
I am sitting with the Lord today just noticing the theme coming up lately in my journey with Him. Isn’t it great when you realize He is drawing everything together into one subject matter, causing words to literally jump out at you in random places, making it clear He’s talking and you should listen! I enjoy when He communes with me this way.
Although, the message didn’t seem relevant to me at this time, now I sit in the knowing. The current theme from my Dad is Fear Not. In general, I receive this all the time, anytime, it’s a great message. I desire to be reminded not to rely on my emotions but to rely on His truth, that He has my back.
But today, I get that He gets me before I get myself. My chest is tight on and off and my mind is swirling on and off and I am needing Him to take the wheel right now. You see I have teenagers. I have two “out” and one with his toe putting pressure on the door as he thinks he’s close behind- even though he’s only 16! Just like any mom, my greatest hope for my kids, especially at this age, is that they would progress in a positive direction. But as we know, We. Can’t. Control that. It just plain gets harder and harder to take the reins when they are entering into adulthood and it gets clearer and clearer that’s not our job…Anymore. Sigh.
Fear Not For I am with You!
So, the theme. The Father sees my trepidation. He sees my forward thinking, adding this choice to that and calculating the seemingly natural outcomes. Stop. Don’t go there-He says. Trust Me. Well, I kind of want to argue a little. I can peel my fists open, leaving empty palms for the ones who’ve flown the coup but whoa it’s so not that easy with one who still lives in my nest and thinks what he knows is best! But then again, the Father’s command to not fear is all-inclusive, for every situation, no matter the “buts” …He is all-knowing and nothing is getting by him! Thank God for that!
So I am sitting here stirring myself up in faith as I focus on the theme of Fear Not. He is with me…He is with us. He is with You! No matter what you are carrying He sees it. In spite of what your feelings may be telling you right now, You are not alone.
Here is just part of the message the Father shared with me, I hope it brings encouragement to you!
The Footprints of Faith the Father Left For Me
Jeremiah 17:8 For He shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river and it shall not fear when heat comes but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought nor shall it cease in yielding fruit.
Spontaneous words from the end of a worship song (easy to memorize and take with you through the day:)
When the pressure is real
Your presence is greater
I will sing in the storm
You’re lifting me higher
I won’t be afraid
You are the fourth man in the fire
Isaiah 41:13 For I the Lord your God hold your right hand.
I am the Lord who says to you, Fear not I am with you!
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