When Moses was asked to lead the Israelites out of captivity, God removed all the barriers set before him, yet Moses still told God he couldn’t do it. Like Moses, we have tendencies to doubt ourselves. We focus too much on the word “I.”
I can’t do it. I don’t know how. I’m scared.
Instead, we should place our trust in God and realize He’s got this! He’s in charge. He knew what He was doing yesterday, and He knows what He’s doing tomorrow. Our job is to constantly remind ourselves to move to the side and let Him take over.
Please join me in prayer,
I step tentatively into the unknown. My footsteps are unsure, unsteady in their awkwardness. I want to stay here in the present instead of putting my faith in the future, in something I can’t see.
But You place my feet on a rock and hold them firmly in place. You hold my head above the churning waters, and keep me from drowning in the dark abyss. I cling to You knowing that letting go would be even more scary.
Why do You continue to deal with my doubt? Why do You allow Your unending mercy to envelope my unbelief with grace and understanding? Do You truly love me that much?
I receive You answer as You tenderly pick me up, dust me off, and tell me that You love me with an incomprehensible kind of love that isn’t meant to be understood, only accepted.
Even now, as I tremble with fear, You steady my footsteps with Your words of love and hope. When doubts start to overwhelm my mind, help me realize I’m not doing this on my own.
For those times when I think I’m not good enough, empower me with the knowledge that You believe I am. Help me not to just hear the good things You say about me, but actually believe them.
When I hear you are worthless, let me instead hear “you are as valuable as fine gold.”(Lamentations 4:2)
When I hear you are not smart enough, let me instead hear “you can do everything through Me.” (Philippians 4:13)
When I hear I’m too afraid, let me instead hear “when you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” (Isaiah 43:1)
Thank You Father. In Your name I pray,
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Psalm 121:3-8 (VOICE)
3 He holds you firmly in place;
He will not let you fall.
He who keeps you will never take His eyes off you and never drift off to sleep.
4 What a relief! The One who watches over Israel
never leaves for rest or sleep.
5 The Eternal keeps you safe,
so close to Him that His shadow is a cooling shade to you.
6 Neither bright light of sun
nor dim light of moon will harm you.
7 The Eternal will keep you safe
from all of life’s evils,
8 From your first breath to the last breath you breathe,
from this day and forever.
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