#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.
“So do not be afraid, Jacob my servant; do not be dismayed, Israel, declares the Lord.
I will surely save you out of a distant place, your descendants from the land of their exile.
Jacob will again have peace and security, and no one will make him afraid.”
Jeremiah 30:10 NIV
What this verse means to me:
Whatever challenges we may face in life, we shall not be afraid. There comes a time in our lives where we may experience hard times. And the good thing that comes out of it is that hard times don’t last forever. The pain that we often experience doesn’t even compare to the joy that is coming. God never gives us more than we can handle. Whenever we find ourselves in an uncomfortable situation I believe that is Gods way of getting our attention. He wants us to GROW through what we go through and as long as we know that He is there with us through every step of the way, He will most certainly bring us out. In those moments you feel “stuck” pray to God and ask Him for his guidance. In those moments you feel you have no one to turn to, turn to God & he will always listen. And when any fear, doubt or worry arises pray to the Lord that he removes it from your heart. Ask the Lord for whatever it is that you may need and it shall always be given!
What is God trying to tell ME through this verse:
I feel that God doesn’t want me to worry about the things he knows I fear most. My biggest fear was me having to figure out my living situation by the end of November right after my daughter’s 5th birthday. God knew that for me that means calling up shelters & going through the process of possibly getting DENIED due to lack of space. That is something too stressful to even think about that I told myself that I wasn’t going to put much focus on it and allow God to perform a miracle in my life!
I have prayed & prayed and even took the necessary action steps to not only prove to my dad but also prove to God that this is where I want to be (with my children) until I can get back on my feet. With the trust that I have in God, I believe this verse is the confirmation that he already knows what I need and he will give me just what I asked (prayed) for. Only this time just like Jacob, I get to experience more peace and I will be safe and secure under God’s wing. Any threats or verbal attacks from my father, God will protect me from so that will be the least of my worries. I have FAITH in my heart that BETTER DAYS ARE COMING!
*Update* At the time I wrote this which was November of last year I didn’t know what to expect. With all the praying and keeping a positive mindset I still had my doubt’s on what the future held for me. I wanted to share and give a quick update that it is now January 2017 and guess what?! I am STILL stable, with a roof over my head and I owe it all to God speaking to me through this verse! My dad has made the decision to allow me to be with my children and stay awhile as I get back on my feet! I literally brought myself to tears on hearing the news because God knew I was afraid! But the more I meditated on the Word and kept my trust in Him he was brought me out! My relationship with my dad is improving day by day and I couldn’t be more grateful. Prayer definitely changes things and I want to encourage whoever is reading to never give up hope! Even when things may look like they won’t get any better, DO NOT BE AFRAID! Let go of that fear and grab a hold of FAITH!
Moni Love is a Stay-At-Home Mom and Lifestyle Blogger who lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She enjoys free-styling/creating music when she’s alone.