#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
Thus says the Lord who made you
And formed you from the womb, who will help you:
‘Fear not, O Jacob My servant;
And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
“ Thus says the Lord, who made you (Demetria) and formed you (her) from the womb, who will help you (Demetria): Fear not, O Jacob(Demetria) My servant. And you, Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.”
Whenever I meditate on the goodness of the Lord in Scripture, to make His Words more interpersonal, I add my name in the place of whomever the Word was first spoken to. February 2nd of this year I will be 38 years old—mother of three children and blessed with four grandchildren. By my own standards and goals, I have fallen short in all I sought to accomplish by the time I was 30 years old much less 40 years old. I have seen a lot of things, felt a lot of pain disappointment and sorrow; but through it all the Lord has graciously kept me.
This verse rings comfort to my weary soul that I’m right where I’m supposed to be on this life’s journey. This verse reminds me that He made and formed me and foreknew that He’d be my present help in time of trouble, sorrow, or lack. I’m reminded to not fear or give to second thoughts of trying to achieve something in my own strength, that’s not in God’s will at that time of my life.
In my years, I have lived in the shadows of my past guilt, shame and pain. In my own strength, I’ve tried to recover and restore things I ‘d either lost along the way or lost in the firestorms of my life. It was during these times that I didn’t give pause that may or be I’m right where I’m supposed to be on—the road less traveled with it struggles. It was during this journey that I was renewed and refined in the fire.
Isaiah 44:2 gives me a sure reminder that I’m right on schedule if I hold and faint not. We need not fear of tomorrow or whether we’re a day late or a dollar short because our lives have been predestined for such a time as this for Greatness.
Demetria Mitchell is an Author, Business Owner, Minister, and Teacher who lives in Eastman, Georgia. She is a movie buff of sorts who love to buy old sitcoms and movies.