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Aug 20

Good morning, Lord!
Thank you so much for helping me sleep in just a bit today, to make up for this crazy last week! Even though I was up and moving by 8:30, I feel very much refreshed, as if I’d slept even later — thank you! Father, I thank you also for dealing with my fears, my irrational anxiety over driving my husband’s truck to Fort Worth in the dark through the massive construction. You know how I have feared to drive that big beast — or any of his other trucks — and now I must face it under dire circumstances. And you know how I haven’t driven ANY vehicle for four and a half months, since the inspection/registration ran out on my own car. Now I fear to drive at ALL, let alone THIS! Lord, I am asking you for a miracle. Either help me get my own car fixed ASAP — enough so it can pass inspection AND not overheat driving for an hour — OR help me get a different car ASAP — OR just help me make friends with my husband’s truck and all its issues AND the dark highway with all its construction chaos. Father, this feels much too big for me, and I give it to you. I know you will care for me, no matter what. You will make me able, and you will not give me more than I can handle. I thank you for being so very, very Faithful, my Lord!

 
Revelations 21:5-8 ERV

The one who was sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this, because these words are true and can be trusted.”
The one on the throne said to me, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give free water from the spring of the water of life to anyone who is thirsty.
All those who win the victory will receive all this. And I will be their God, and they will be my children.
But those who are cowards, those who refuse to believe, those who do terrible things, those who kill, those who sin sexually, those who do evil magic, those who worship idols, and those who tell lies–they will all have a place in the lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

 
Father, I do NOT want to be a coward! Yes, I want to scream and run, or faint and play dead. I want to insist that I cannot possibly do this thing. But I know I CAN just trust you, and I pray you help me do so. I do not understand this fear and where it comes from. It seems silly when I look right at it. Yet it fills me with dread and wakes me up in the night. You know me better than I know myself, Lord Jesus. Save me from myself and my cowardice. Amen.

 

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