Fear Not

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
- Jeremiah 29:11

As a young single woman in ministry I know fear and I know fear well. Recently God has been revealing to me different areas of my life were fear is present, areas where I do not trust Him to provide. In my fear, worry and doubt I hear God's voice saying "do not concern yourself with such things". I am a planner so for me worrying is 'normal' behavior because everything needs to fit into my plan. All the while God is saying my plans are higher and that HE knows the plans He has for us. Majority of the time our fear is rooted in lack of trust in God's plan. Not necessarily because we do not believe He will come through but because we fear His plan will be something we don't want. When I take a step back and think about my own participation in such lack of faith I want to smack myself (lol). God, the one who created my heart, the one who wired me the very way I am, how can I doubt they He will fail at satisfying me with a plan much greater than I can imagine.

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
- Ephesians 3:20

If you are anything like me you have a WILD imagination. This scripture is especially hard for anyone like me to believe not because God is small but because our imaginations run wild and we can't possibly grasp God providing more than our wild child like dreaming imaginations imagine. The word of God always stands true and if it says He will do exceeding more than we ask or imagine, He will do it. I encourage you to ask God to help you in your unbelief. Craft something with this scripture, put it on your mirror, fridge, closet, keep it before your eyes because this truth overrides ALL fear!

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