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Daily Devotionals

Day 38 – Issue 15

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Be Still Know

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

‘Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.’

It’s always easier to deal with the tangible rather than the intangible. Yet both fear and faith reside within the intangible bracket. The difference is that fear has a way of forcing itself upon our consciousness as if it were reality. I can lie awake within the early hours fearful over a presentation I’ve to make, or a visit to the dentist. My mind rehearses my worst fears.

Faith on the other hand apparently offers little resistance in the face of fear’s onslaught. Much of this has to do with my own experience of reality. My mind stores the negative experience and tells my mind that this will repeat itself in similar circumstances. I contemplate the negative and weigh up my best chances of emerging with the least damage.

When I pause and consider the promise that God is with me, that God will strengthen and help me, it remains no more than a plausible promise. My whole life I have sought to live in control of the risks that might threaten my stability. In truth I have created little space in which I am dependent upon God alone. To my shame this reveals how low my confidence is in God’s promise despite my many robust confessions of faith. No wonder then that in response to my invitation to give my life to God that He opens opportunities for me to trust in him alone.

In as far as I choose to live as a faith pauper I shall struggle to grow in any faith resource. How is it I can reach this stage of life, with a hatful of testimonies to God’s provision, yet so little confidence in faith and retain so many fear management strategies? I struggle to know the answer. I am choosing slowly to push myself to step from the boat onto the waters that might only be walked upon through faith.

QUESTION: Be honest with yourself as you consider the extent to which your life is a reflection of faith as opposed to fear.

PRAYER: God, you said the righteous would live by faith. Help me to see what that means for my life. 

Written by: Matt Weet

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