These devotions have been so good this week, I have to continue to share! Stay encouraged!
“Stop wasting your time watching the smoke and mirror lies that the enemy parades past you in an endless drama of fictional worries and woes that are never going to happen. When the enemy does his worst I will do My best. He really isn’t much of a challenge and in fact neither are you. Those things that are beyond you and intimidating you and making you feel small are all taken care of by My watch care over you before you ever noticed they were there.
So rest. Breathe. Breathe in deeply and fully of My peace that I leave with you. You are not alone. I am not so occupied with ruling the universe that I am not keeping a running tally of even the hairs of your head. My thoughts toward you every moment are more than the sands of the sea and the stars of the heavens. Believest thou this? Do you really understand the weight and magnitude of scrutiny and focus that I put on every process of your life from the casual and meaningless to the most formidable aspects of your day? Make up your mind beloved, to see your life through the lens of My love. Allow My love to be the filter through which you evaluate every distraction and threat of the enemy. I love you because I love you and I will never stop loving you. Receive My love and know it as your security and provisioning for the day before you this day.”
The enemy always tries to rob us of the things we hold most precious – he hits us when we are weak & where we are weak.
I’ll say it again & again –
He is greater.
He is All-mighty.
He is the Beginning & the End.
He knows all & He sees all.
We are safe in His capable hands.
If something really isn’t what it seems, rather than worry ourselves to death over it, trust that God will reveal it all in due time.
What is hidden will be brought to light.
Trust that He has our best interest in His infinite mind & will not ever, ever, ever leave or forsake us.
Much love, less worry & more trust y’all,
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. ~ Psalm 37:1-9
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