Anxiety · Duty · Faith · Obedience · servant · Unworthy

unworthy servant…

“…So you also, when you have done all that you were commanded, say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.'” –Jesus Luke 17:10 ESV I’ve learned over the years of walking with Him… it’s so much easier… less painful… less anxiety inducing… if I simply obey… do my duty as a servant… in…… Continue reading unworthy servant…

Anxiety · Lean on Him · Trust · Unbelief

lean on Him… Psalm 112:7…

He is not afraid of bad news;his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.Psalm 112:7 ESVI used to live my life… afraid of bad news…this is the reality of one who lives worried… anxious…Being fearful of the next bad thing… flows from a heart filled with unbelief…I say this because I know…I was…fearful… unbelieving…even as…… Continue reading lean on Him… Psalm 112:7…

Anxiety · Reminded · Unbelief

feeling small…

Last night’s surrender… led to a not so mild meltdown…The stretching thin… feeling more like a breaking point…Grumpy… edgy… crotchety (as my mom would have said)…I went about doing things I could do…sweeping…mopping…cooking…taking out garbage…In the midst of all… He threw out reminders…The stretching thin… to be a thin place… where I draw strength from…… Continue reading feeling small…

Anxiety · Faithfulness · Remember

muddled…?

A day beginning with inexplicable joy… has become a muddle by its end…A puzzle really… because I’ve seen His faithfulness… throughout the day…First… the joy…then provision of unsought help… in completing my list of to-dos…finally… peace… in the midst of problems…But… somewhere… along the way to evening…I’ve forgotten… to remember…or… let my list… and its…… Continue reading muddled…?

Anxiety · Encouragement · Fear · Grace · Overcome

still… fighting… fear…

Waking thoughts… focused on something new…A job taken on a couple of weeks ago… something I’d never really done before… one I wanted to do well… and not disappoint…The past week spent preparing… learning… practicing…This morning… my waking dreams… centered on this job…I’ve noticed… when fear… paralyzes… He often moves me forward… by having me…… Continue reading still… fighting… fear…

Anxiety · Battle · Peace

casting cares…

It’s been a while… since my heart’s been really troubled… but last night… it was all stirred up over a loved one…Immediately… calmly… I prayed… casting cares… anxieties… on Him…Trusting His love for me… and mine…knowing He’s at work… dividing light… from… dark…asking for the guarding of hearts… and the breaking of strongholds…Peace came… as…… Continue reading casting cares…