"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

Friday, January 23, 2009

Hear me roar!

Maybe my lion should have had its mouth open -- in a roar... oh well.

“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.”

~ Psalm 112:7-8 NLT

Paula from His Living Sacrifice had this wonderful verse on her blog today. Wonderful because I SOOOOOO needed that message this morning! We are preparing for our trip. It's consumed my thoughts and made my January fly! But fear and worry keep crowding into my thoughts as much as I want to keep them out. "What if ________ happens while I am gone? I will be over 6,000 miles from home!" Apart from food allergies (of all things) *rolling eyes* I'm not so much worried about what will happen to me over there as I am about my family I am leaving here. I've been thinking what if something happens to my grandparents, or parents or siblings, blah, blah, blah. It can drive you crazy and make you just decide to stay home! So anyway, I was glad to read that verse this morning. I'd been dreading bad news, but it's like the Lord said to just stop with the "what ifs" and fearful thoughts and trust in His care. I love how God speaks to me through His Word ... even as it's posted in the blogosphere. (Thanks everyone!) I am going to face those foes (fear, worry) with confidence, rest in His care and triumph over them with His help!

How 'bout you join me in that? We can both be bold and victorious in His care! Ready to roar?! :-)


Paula said...

Amen and praise the Lord. Susanne does not fear bad news; she confidently trusts the Lord to care for her. She is confident and fearless and can face her foes triumphantly! Amen! I am glad our Father used His words to minister to you. Thanks for posting this here and mentioning my blog. The fact that you were touched by God's word through my blog today confirms I should be blogging. ((hugs))

Angela said...

Paula shared that she has been using this scripture for all the Fearless Friday's meme's that I've had..and believe it or not, this is the FIRST time it HIT my spirit. I've read it before, and probably even though, 'oh that is good', but Friday it TOUCHED ME SO POWEFULLY....Susanne,,DON'T do the what if's, they KILL,,the manifest and bring devastion and destruction. Hon,,my flesh has been wanting to do the what if's with my mother and my son. I keep telling the Lord, "I REFUSE to curse my child with these thoughts'. I CAN'T afford Susanne to do the what if's, I CAN'T..I've done that for most of my life and it was brought so much pain...sweetie, I praise God that He had that Word come upon you, another one to take on the journey girl....NO MORE WHAT IF'S...I have tears in my eyes typing this because i KNOW how hard it is to have what if's, but I am NOT going around that mountain again with what if's!! NEITHER ARE YOU MY BELOVED SISTER!!