Yesterday morning was a struggle.Doubts, fears, anxiety
Wondering what others would think if I posted this or said that.
Worrying if I would get it all done on time.
Yet I knew that I needed to make Jesus my priority, not my to-do list. So I sat down at table in Starbucks, while waiting for my husband to start his lunch break, and opened my journal and the YouVersion app on my phone. I spent the next several minutes battling to still my mind, to hear from the Lord through the words I was reading.
I finished, many small battles won, but the war for my heart and mind still raging.
Normally, I say a quick prayer and move on, but today I knew I needed more. I flipped to a fresh page in my journal and began writing out my prayer, slowly and thoughtfully, like Daniel, confessing and blessing the Lord, through my prayer.
The truths I was writing down tugged at my heart. I knew I needed more. So I began a list of truth on the next page of my journal. Because more often than not, I walk through my day trying to ingot lies, instead of combating them with truth.
If I have the truth, if I know the Truth, then why am I living under shadow of lies?
Sisters, this list is by no means complete, but it is truth. It is the truth that my anxious heart needed. It is the truth my heart needs daily. It is the place I need to live from. I pray that it blesses you.
Christ is sufficient for me. (2 Cor. 3:5; 2 Cor. 12:9)
All my needs are supplied by Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)
God sees me as righteous and holy in Jesus. (Rom. 5:19)
My heavenly Father worlds all the pieces of my life for my good and His glory. (Rom. 8:28)
Jesus restores me. (1 Peter 5:10)
God guides me. (Ps. 73:24)
Jesus is my peace. (Phil. 4:7)
God showers me with good things. (Matt. 7:11)
Christ forgives me. (1 John 2:12)
God holds me in His hand. (Is. 41:13)
God loves me. (Ps. 86:5)
God will use me to bring Him honor and glory. (2 Cor. 4:15; Phil. 1:11)
God delights in me. (Jer. 29:4)
He sings over me. (Ps. 42:8)
God has placed His Spirit inside me. (Rom. 8:9)
Jesus is preparing a place for me in heaven. (John 14:2)
Jesus has rescued me. (2 Tim. 4:18; 2 Peter 2:9)
Jesus has given me an eternal hope. (Ps. 62:5; Titus 1:2)