Monday, March 20, 2017

Lessons 17-20

Lesson 20
Deuteronomy 5:5
Do not be afraid of them; the Lord your God himself will fight for you.

The things that you fear.....don't be afraid of them. God WILL fight for you. He keeps His promises. Don't forget that. You are a precious child of his. He WILL fight for you.
Lord, Help me to trust you to fight me even in my darkest hour.

Lesson 19
I John 4: 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
Think about it. YOU are a child of God. He created you. He is greater than ANYTHING or ANYONE in this world. ANYTHING...which means that when you trust the one that loves you and is bigger than any fear we have, we CAN overcome those fears.
Lord, you are our OVERCOMER. Help us to trust you today to be overcomers of fear.

Day 18
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
—1 Peter 5:5-7

Cast ALL your cares on Him for HE CARES FOR YOU!!! Soak in those words. Not some of your cares. ALL of your cares. ALL. ALL. ALL. Even the little ones. HE CARES FOR YOU! I have found that when I cast ALL my cares on Him, I am less afraid of the future, of our world, of others, etc etc. HE DOES CARE. HE WILL bring you peace instead of fear of you turn over your cares to him.
Lord, thank you for your promises that we can trust. Amen

Lesson 17
Psalm 23:4
Read the words below and ponder then today. Even in our worst hour, He will relieve our fears...even on the brink of death. Turn those fears over to him today. He will be there, comforting matter what the situation.
Lord, today we call out to you for relief from our fears. Some of us are paralyzed by them. All of us give into them at times. Help us oh Lord. Take them from us. Show us your peace. Amen

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Lenten Lessons 14 and 15

Day 15

“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”
—2 Corinthians 4:8-9

A promise He keeps. We won't be crushed as we trust in Him.
Lord, this promise is pretty straightforward. Help us today to trust in you. Amen

Day 14
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
—Psalm 34:4

Do you believe that the Bible is the Word of God? I do. And I believe that when we seek out the Lord He can deliver us from all our fears. I have seen it in my own life, in our family journey. There are many times I worry about my boys and what choices they are making each day and then I remember that I am not in control of their choices. I go to God and ask Him to deliver me from those fears and I feel a peace deep within me every time I trust Him to deliver me. Sometimes, it is asking him a million times a day. Sometimes, the fear goes away in an instant, sometimes it is a journey of removal that is painful and hard. The bottom line...if we call on Him, he will answer and replace fear and worry with peace.
Lord, every time we fear, remind us that we can connect with you and you can replace that fear with peace. Amen

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lesson 13

DAY 13
“We can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’”
—Hebrews 13:6

This is an especially pertinent verse with everything going on in our world. We can easily begin to get paranoid about world events and even local crime or events that are scary. Though we certainly need to be wise as serpents, we know we can completely trust the Lord when we feel that others may have influence to harm us in some way. We can sleep at night when we fully trust in the Lord.
Let us commit fully trust the Lord no matter what our circumstances are today. HE IS with you. Whom Shall We Fear? No one or no thing is bigger than the Lord God.

Lord, help us to trust you completely, especially when the world seems so scary. Amen