I will trust God.

But how?  How many people have said that exact same thing; how many times have I said it?  And how many times have we followed through with our vow?  I know I’ve failed countless times.  Everyone can see the outside, the nice, friendly, quiet me.  I know the fear inside me all too well.  I know every time the Holy Spirit pricks my heart, and I shrink back into my comfort zone.  I wonder how many people would now be on their way to heaven if only I’d obeyed?

Oh, God.  Break the box I’ve created around myself!  I can’t live like this any more, fearing You but fearing people too.  I need Your grace.  You’ve given me a burden; help me embrace it.  In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, ‘Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.’ And God granted his request.”–1 Chronicles 4:10


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