DO NOT BE AFRAID; DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED, IF YOU HAVE THE GREAT I AM!
Updated: Jan 7, 2020
When you're fearing a situation or emotional challenge, really envision God saying this to you: Deuteronomy 31:8 " He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged"
I read a little short article a while back that brought this Bible verse to my mind.
Seems like there was this little boy, ( and it could very well be my little 5 year old grandson) as a toddler, this little boy would call out in the night from his own bedroom.
He would call for his mommy or daddy. This article talked that one evening he called out to his daddy, from his bedroom. His daddy ran to check on him. He found the small toddler
hunched against the wall in the corner of his bed, clutching his favorite stuffed animal as if clinging to life itself. " I'm scared daddy," he said, spilling out how hairy green monsters lurked in the closet and razor-teethed shadows slid across the floor, ready to pounce. Even though daddy tried to reason with him, that nothing is in the closet, lights are on, there is nothing wrong or nothing here to hurt you.
The little boy said, " if I need you will you come to help me?" Course, the daddy, said , you bet buddy, I will be right here to fight off your fears." I think what I saw in this article, was that all of us, if we admit it, are afraid of being ALONE. Well, if you really understand this verse and believe it, you are never ALONE. When you take hold and believe this, it will change your being AFRAID. You are never alone, when you have the GREAT I AM !
Call on the Lord, when you feel afraid, or discouraged, He is waiting to hear our cry.
For the King and His Kingdom, Sarah Tyler Author