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I’ve seen enough to know

April 29, 2015
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The Lord is my light and my salvation

Whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life

Of whom shall I be afraid?

“I’m not really afraid of anything anymore. I’ve seen enough to know that’s no need to fear.”

I wish I had been the one to say that. I wish my heart overflowed with that as a matter of course. Effortless assurance.

Automatic trust.

Habitual peace.

Constant confidence.

And I have seen enough to know. Fear is unnecessary.

But right now I still seem to have occasional hiccups, a spasm in my trust muscle. There is an interruption in my breathe in – breathe out rhythms.

I’m asking Jesus to help strengthen me there so that I will believe deeper and sooner and more thoroughly – without even a hint of hesitation. I’m asking Him to help me remember what I’ve seen.

I’ve seen enough to know. And remembering what I’ve seen is like holding my breath for ten seconds or taking ten sips of water without breathing in between or plugging my ears and — who comes up with these hiccup antidotes? 

 

Remembering resets my breathing, gets it back in sync. Remembering brings the fear factor back under the control of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit.

Remembering from Psalm 27:2, 3, 12, 13 …

When the wicked come against me … they stumbled

                I remember His radical extraction from a perilous place.

Though an army encamp against me, though war arise …

                I remember when the odds were not in my favor and He chose to send a flood of deliverance.

…the will of my adversaries … false witnesses… breathe out violence

                  I when it seemed like the villains way outnumbered the heroes.

I would have lost hope unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living

 

I have seen enough to know: there is no need to fear.

What have you seen?

“The Perfect Wisdom of Our God” puts it beautifully.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. April 29, 2015 6:06 pm

    Love to see you sharing your beautiful heart again. Thank you.

    • April 29, 2015 9:10 pm

      Lisa,
      Your words of encouragement are very precious! Your coaching so many months ago has been echoing in my heart and mind often as I’ve thought and re-thought how to use this chapter of life. I’m thankful for you again and again. May your heart hear His loving affirmation as you follow Him!

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