I always was amazed how women bonded to kids so quickly, even before they were born. My wife was also very attached and the bond grew during infancy. For me, bonding really started when my kids were able to move around, flip over, and crawl. One day, my daughter was scooting along, and she easily got up on the hearth of the fireplace…it was only 1-2 inches high. Just the thickness of thick slate. After exploring a bit, she decided to come down, but couldn’t. she was afraid. She kept on putting her hand out over the ledge, trying to feel the drop off, but wouldn’t put her hand all the way to the floor. I was coaxing her…c’mon, it’s so easy, just one inch. But fear had taken over and no way she could see the facts accurately. FEAR…False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear greatly limits what we believe God can and will do for us. Fear lowers our expectation of God…and of ourselves. We start to believe what the world teaches, or our immature flesh wants to believe for short-term relief. This is why we need to be rooted in the truth, so fear can’t distort our lenses.
Today, when fear and anxiety wedge their way into your thoughts, remember that God is your Shepherd. Through your faith you know He will care for you….so you need not be afraid of anything. Release control of your life to His will. Know and believe that the safest place I can be is within His will. Click here to share with the Stepping Stones community your thoughts on how you come to believe nothing is impossible.
Dear Father God, I come to you with all my weaknesses; physical, emotional and spiritual. Help me to accept Your invitation to be comforted in Your presence… and to remember that nothing is impossible for You. I pray that I might take my mind off my problems so that I can focus my attention on You. I know that You can do far beyond what I ask, far beyond what I can imagine. Praise to You Lord, Thank You Lord. Help me move away from simply asking You to do this and that…rather help me attune myself to what you are already doing in my life. I pray in the name of my savior, Jesus; and all God’s children said, – Amen!
For with God, nothing will be impossible.
Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.