Monday, October 3, 2011

No Fear

"The biblical writers were all on the same page when it came to believing that God is in control of all things and that nothing can happen that he doesn't first review and allow. He's never in a position of wringing his hands in confusion; he's never surprised at what occurs on earth; he's never wondering what to do next." - From Your 100 Day Prayer by John Snyder.

This gives me hope because it means God is taking into account every detail and working things out for the outcome that he already sees. In fact, I have nothing to fear because whatever the future holds, God is already there. His plan is for my good and for His glory whether I cooperate or not; whether I think getting from here to there is how I would like to do it or not. How much better to rest in peace knowing that he is in control and everything will work out. It takes the burden of worry off of me and that's how God wants it all along.


  1. Amen Sister - excellent thought for the start of another week.

    Be Blessed,

  2. How right you are. We are on the same page Cindy. I've struggled with fear and worry for so long. However, going through my recent trials I do believe I am growing in my relationship with the Lord and learning to trust Him.

    blessings and love,

  3. I am constantly reminded that the control that I think I have is just an illusion, yet I continue to fight for it. How much better it would be to just rest in Him, trust in him and remember that nothing comes into our lives that is not filtered by Him. A daily journey for me.

  4. Amen, we are smack dab in the middle of trusting/leaning/learning/walking by faith. And the fact that He knows my future, and He has promised to supply our need. I am at peace in Him.

  5. Thanks...this was in my devotional this morning by John Piper...which was great since right after reading it we hit another bump in the road. See God needed me to hear it twice..thanks for sharing.

  6. Yes, and I always KNOW that so why is it that I always feel the need to try to control???? Worry is my middle name and I want so bad to always, always turn my worry and fear over. I love this gentle reminder.

    Time and time again God has been so merciful and so loving at times when I thought I couldn't take one more step forward and yet, He always gave me sun at the end of every storm. I need to be mindful and remember just that.

  7. It is comforting to me to try and
    remember that all things work
    together for our good if we love
    and follow the Lord. He has no
    plans for us that are not good.
    As someone who enjoys watching
    birds so much I often look at
    them and am reminded that if the
    Lord cares for these little
    creatures He surely cares much
    more for me.

  8. This is so true Cindy. I am SLOWLY but surely growing into the knowledge that the hand wringing is so NOT necessary... if we just literally stand on what His promises are, that He knows all of it and is working it out. I used to think that was too easy... some hand wringing was surely required... no, He says NOT to do that, to trust Him with all of it, more quickly each time.

    Good words and we need them every day.


  9. In one of our recent Alicia Chole's videos she said, "There's no fear in Father God's eyes." I don't know if it was the way she said it or the powerful truth these few words pack, but they struck me with a certainty I'd not felt before.

    Very comforting.

    Be comforted this weekend, friend.