“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
[2 Timothy 1:7]
You know better than I do what lies ahead for me today. Prepare me to handle whatever I face with dignity, courage and the power and authority that You have given me.
“He knows the pathway that I take; if he tested me, I would come forth like gold.” [Job 23:10]
He knows what we are made of. He is not predisposed to afflict or to grieve people.
God’s solid foundation remains standing, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from evil.” Now in a wealthy home there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also ones made of wood and of clay, and some are for honorable use, but others for ignoble use. So if someone cleanses himself of such behavior, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful for the Master, prepared for every good work.
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver and will cleanse the Levites and refine them like gold and silver. Then they will offer the Lord a proper offering. “I will refine them like silver is refined… They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, ’These are my people,’ and they will say, ’The Lord is my God.’”
[Ps 103:14, Lam 3:33, 2 Tim 2:19-21, Mal 3:3, Zech 13:9]
~ Samuel Bagster ~
I AM PERPETUALLY WITH YOU, taking care of you. That is the most important fact of your existence. I am not limited by time or space; My Presence with you is a forever-promise. You need not fear the future, for I am already there. When you make that quantum leap into eternity, you will find Me awaiting you in heaven. Your future is in My hands; I release it to you day by day, moment by moment. Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow.
I want you to live this day abundantly, seeing all there is to see, doing all there is to do. Don’t be distracted by future concerns. Leave them to Me! Each day of life is a glorious gift, but so few people know how to live within the confines of today. Much of their energy for abundant living spills over the timeline into tomorrow’s worries or past regrets. Their remaining energy is sufficient only for limping through the day, not for living it to the full. I am training you to keep your focus on My Presence in the present. This is how to receive abundant Life, which flows freely from My throne of grace.
MATTHEW 6:34; JOHN 10:10; JAMES 4:13–15
~ Sarah Young ~
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” [Joshua 1:9]
There are times in life that we feel alone, and that no one else can relate. Trials come our way and sometimes there is nothing anyone can do to help the situation. Read this part again: do not be afraid or discouraged. God brings seasons in life to sharpen you for your own good. God walks WITH you THROUGH this hardship. He is with you; gain your strength from Him.