Some days I need to remind myself that no matter what I see with my eyes, or hear with my ears – God is greater.
It has been a battle in my world this past 2 weeks. There were many that shouted or screamed or accused, with rocks, sticks, swords etc. Lots of confusion, anger, and even lies too. There were times I had to keep quiet, and other times I had to stand my ground and say NO! I am still ‘dressing the wounds’ from the battle. I even took a post down as it offended someone who mattered to me.
So much for the comfort zone – we are going to new ground here. I know that God is teaching me how to STAND. You know, that ‘love good and hate evil’ thing. And what to believe in. I am still being quiet and listening. Rather a different approach for me – I have been likened to a ‘bulldozer’ at times!
And I am learning to trust God with the outcome – I think that’s my lesson. Choose your battles Ms D – and watch for fruit – both good or bad – before opening your mouth! Stand up for what is right – and oppose what is wrong. There are times to fight and times to sit down. Still learning here…
What about you?
How do you respond to pressure?
Who do you look to for hope?
Here are the Words I am holding onto this week:
You shall not fear them, for the Lord your God shall fight for you. (Deut 3:22 AMP)
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
Behold, all they who are enraged and inflamed against you shall be put to shame and confounded; they who strive against you shall be as nothing and shall perish.
You shall seek those who contend with you but shall not find them; they who war against you shall be as nothing, as nothing at all.
For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
(Isaiah 41:10-13 AMP)
The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.
He refreshes and restores my life (my self); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake.
Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over.
Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place. (Psalm 23: 1-6 AMP)
And my Prayer – God, I don’t get it – you do – Show me when to stand and fight and when to shut up!
Yeah – short, sweet, and to the point!
- The Lord Is With Us Do Not Fear (shareaverse.wordpress.com)
- Psalm 23 (saltlightandwitnesses.com)
- Peace, Anyone? (aneededword.wordpress.com)
- The Cure for Anxiety (inlovewematter.wordpress.com)
- Overcoming fear, anxiety. And no, if you’re facing these emotions, you’re not a heathen. (pastormikesays.wordpress.com)
- Open Heaven (krisbelfils.wordpress.com)