"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."Proverbs 3:5
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-8
A command. Over and over and over again He commands it.
"Fear not." "Do not worry." "Trust in the Lord."
Yet so often I find myself treating these commands like suggestions.
"That would be so nice if it was practical in my life." "It's just so hard." "I wish I could just let go." "I know He's in control but there's just so much to do."
And I keep living my stressed out, shallow breathing life wishing it could be different but refusing to believe it ever will be…refusing to see God's command to "fear not" as something to work at, to choose, and to obey. Because obedience never happens by accident.
Sometimes, in those moments when the lies scream loud and I feel like I'm drowning under the weight of it all, there comes a moment of clarity. It doesn't have to be this way.
Will I choose to let the fears seem bigger than my God or will I shout down the lies with the truth that my God is greater? Will I choose to live stressed out by my massive todo list or will I put it down and pick up God's Word to live that I trust His call to put Him first? Will I choose to let my the weight of work weigh down my Spirit or will I force my lips into songs of thanksgiving? Will I choose to obey His command to "fear not" by preaching to my fearful heart every moment of the day? Because no matter what I feel, I know that He is good and He is enough. No matter what I feel, I have a choice to obey or ignore...to receive joy and freedom or live in fear and anxiety.
Sisters, will you choose Him first today?
Be blessed <3