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The only thing we have to fear...

‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’ -Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)

This verse was referenced this morning in an email from Joyce Meyer ministries and [I have to say] it came at the right time. I have been feeling so stressed out and overwhelmed in my job lately -- a job I certainly need and am in no position to leave right now.

My human [flesh] nature wants to run in an indignant manner from my current situation to happier pastures of less stress and responsibility. What I take from where I am at right now is that it is precisely where God wants me to be, so I can learn a few things about being dependent on Him! Sure, it's easy to talk a good game when responsibilities are light [or at least manageable] and everything seems to be going my way; it is quite another to exercise faith when the going gets a little tough! This is where I must meet God in intimate communication and dependence on Him.

Some definite food for thought,


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