Friday, February 6, 2009


We can expect to feel fear, even dread, at some points in our lives.
We will always have situations that, for a time at least, seem more than we can bear.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

But the clouds will lift. We are never given more than we can handle, and with each passing day we become more at ease with ourselves and all that life, and ultimately- GOD -gives us.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
2 Corinthians 4: 16-18

I am learning "this too shall pass". My confidence, peace and joy increase as my strength in God increases.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:10

My loyalty to God increases. My ties to others in my life grow stronger. The "God" ties. The genuine, the authentic pearls.
And I am becoming whole in Him.

May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:23

When I take the time to reflect on who I was and how far He has brought me, I see that the problems that caused me to feel insane, that I allowed to make my life unmanageable, are handled today, sometimes with ease and peace, because of Him. The joy that I experience is deeper and I know that no problem is too great to not be faced. There is no situation that I could possibly come up against will ever have to be faced alone....unless I reject God's help.

And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Matthew 28:20b

Lord, I am grateful for my growth in you and even the opportunities that I face today. They are bringing me into harmony for your divine plan for my life. For that I am forever grateful.

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18


L.L. Barkat said...

no fear in love...

I must say that for me the fear in love is always the potential of losing it. But then, that is human love. God's... I know in a deep place of confidence that it endures.

Liz said...

Yes, the fear is in losing it. And have. But God's love is forever, yes, it endures. It is in a deep place of confidence...that is it, where I, too, know it endures! Thanks!