“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
- Psalm 27:1
There are moments in life we are fearful of stepping out, anxious to begin, or hopeless to try. Perhaps it is dreaming up a New Year’s resolution, starting a new career path, or patching up a broken relationship. Even though our fears cave in, and our thoughts paralyze us, we have a freedom so big that empowers us to do great things. We were put on earth for more than just the mundane. When we come to understand the magnitude of what Christ did for us: coming to earth as a baby, living among us and willingly dying for our shortcomings, we certainly feel humbled. We are reminded, even in our hesitation, that no one could love us more deeply or consistently than the love of God himself. No human opinion could measure to God’s thoughts about you. People who have hurt you, cannot touch the expanse of his love for you. His greatness compels us to do great things. His love motivates us to love others, to think of ourselves less. His words challenge us to live a life of meaning. They give us the power to throw away regrets, anger, spite and revenge. We ask God this coming year to fill us with His power.
I’m praying that God will fill you so well so that you can love others, and overcome fears that are preventing you from moving. It is only the power of the Holy Spirit that can at times get us moving. So, with all the you have left, call on Him. All which remains of a potentially taxing and stressful year, let Jesus know, and pray that whatever you can muster, will be used for good.
Because all that was not, can be made good.
You are not lost, and everything will be okay. Maybe not overnight, but believe, that in time, it will all be okay.
And I know it aches
And your heart it breaks
And you can only take so much
- All That We Leave Behind, U2
Our song for today is You’re Gonna Be OK by Bethel Music, Jenn Johnson