For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
When I’m facing a challenge, as I had yesterday, I’m glad I’m not alone. I know who holds me, I know who loves me, and who won’t let me down. A day for us all holds many challenges to obtain or perhaps overcome.
The day was looking long from the start, filled with chaos at the beginning. But, my God is not the author of confusion. His hand on my back patting my remembrance, 1 Corinthians 14:33 “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,as in all churches of the saints.” I had to take a step back and start a plan. Halt the rush for a few moments and align the circumstances to come, to the best of my immediate ability, and with thought always to fill His purpose. “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”, Proverbs 16:3.
After preparations, the day was underway and wearing heavy. Sometimes we need a break. My Father knows my needs and heeding is beneficial to me. I need that break perhaps gaining sustenance through physical food, but, I as well take in a moment in prayer and support. Sometimes that’s a verse read or returning from the support of my brothers in a daily devotion as Barnabas Man. After a bite of healthy food and healthy dose of encouragement I’d headed on.
The day was filled with deadlines, pressures, and threats from the devil that the day would be to much to handle. Anytime a moment like this comes, we need a to catch our breath, not panic, and hold fast to our Fathers hand who is mightier than all. Matthew 16:23, “Get behind me Satan, you’re a stumbling block, you do not have the mind for the concerns of God, but merely human.” Step by step we need to take on the day and be in continual prayer with a mind of readiness, the mind of Christ. We are over-comers, we are the children of the God most high!
As the day was concluding, all tasks had been completed, all deadlines met. Superiors kept informed were pleased with the outcomes, and all glory given to my Father who had seen me through. Times of panic wanted to take control, but, we can’t yield to circumstance or our minds spinning. We must have ourselves in submission. My travels took me far and late, but, the payoff of it all was thanks to God and a long cool ride back through the mountains with sunset giving the desert sky artistic beauty. More to praise the Father, and always thankful for his calming hand.
Father, thank you for taking hold of me and encouraging me. Thank you for building me up and surrounding me with faithful men and women who serve as constant reminder of your presence and love. Praying that when the press of the day comes on, you’ll continue to bring our thoughts into remembrance of what you’ve already done and will continue to see us through. Looking forward to another day of service in your Spirit and all you’ll accomplish in our lives in Jesus name we pray, Amen.