Jan 29

Exodus 2-3
Psalm 26
Mark 5


Erin said...

"Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind..." Psalm 26:2

This is so hard for me to grasp. I can only remember a few times in my life when I've said to the Lord, "Throw anything my way, I'm here and I'm ready." I want to be in that place. In a place where I trust Jesus no matter what and where I don't fear the future at all because I know that he is with me. Lord, help me.

Then in Mark. Jesus says, "Don't be afraid; just believe."

For me these two things go hand in hand. I want to be willing to do whatever it is the Lord wants me to do. But I also need reassurance from him. I know I don't have to be afraid... I just have to believe. So good.

molly june. said...

erin, that is so true. & so good. just what i'm going through too. yesterday i started bawling for no reason just crying out for Jesus to change me. i want to know him. i want to trust him. i want to go wherever he takes me. why does fear grip my heart & hold me back? it's a new day & i'm sick of living in fear.

Emery Jo said...

this is so good, erin & molly. I feel like Jesus said these things more than anything else while he was on earth: 'don't be afraid', 'why are you still afraid?', 'do not be anxious', 'have faith', 'trust', 'believe', 'fear not'...

he knows the inclinations of our hearts are towards fear and unbelief.

I think the Psalm from yesterday sums up this predicament so well:

"My eyes are ever on the LORD,
for only He will release my feet from the snare."

Fear is a SNARE to our feet !! But, hallelujah- He can release us!!

autumn said...

I am struggling so, so furiously with fear and trust. I want to trust my husband to God, not feel like I need to know every little piece of him and his day. I have a desire to control every part of our family and not release that to God. I want to know what will come next, but I am being constantly reminded that only He knows and He decides. I have so much want for control and God is gently pulling it out of my hands and constantly reassuring me. "Don't be afraid; just believe" - I should get this tattooed on my forehead it has become such a prevalent message in my life!