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Aug 1

Good morning, Father.
Thank you for being such a reliable, stabilizing force while I endure the rollercoaster of premenopause! Yesterday morning I was so up, and today I am just plain skittish — not sad, not really fearful, definitely not angry or anything else quite recognizable. I just feel vulnerable, like I want to put a towel over my head and just hide! But I know it is just an emotion, and it cannot hurt me. I really do not need to protect myself OR hide away. I have your awesome shield of faith, and I ask you to help me hide beneath THAT, my Shepherd. Thank you! 🙂

 
2 Samuel 22:1-4 ERV

David sang this song to the LORD when the LORD saved him from Saul and all his other enemies.
The LORD is my Rock, my fortress, my place of safety.
He is my God, the Rock I run to for protection. He is my shield; by his power I am saved. He is my hiding place, my place of safety, high in the hills. He is my savior, the one who rescues me from the cruel enemy.
I called to the LORD for help, and he saved me from my enemies. He is worthy of my praise!

 
Thank you, Father, for being my hiding place. Thank you, Shepherd, for protecting me. Thank you, Holy Spirit, for being my Comforter. Truly I have everything I need. These crazy emotions cannot and will not hurt me. And I do not need to let them steal my fruit, either. I can be productive and healthy and joyous, no matter what because where there is God, there is HOPE! All I need to do is keep working on the things He’s given me to do, and trust Him to do the rest.

 
Matthew 6:33-34 ERV

What you should want most is God’s kingdom and doing what he wants you to do. Then he will give you all these other things you need.
So don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries.

 
Thank you, Lord, for making it simple. Thank you for giving me only one thing to do — to follow you. Thank you for taking care of everything else I need. I trust you, Lord. 😀

 

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