Welcome to Day 1 of the 21 Days of Prayer, a devotional written by teaching pastors at our local Fellowship Bible Church- Lloyd Shadrach and Rob Sweet. As I was reading through today’s devotional on the sovereignty of God, I kept hearing Lloyd’s voice and wondered to my self, “Self, is there an audio version of this?” Then I asked around to no avail so I recorded one.
Do you love HEARING the Word of God wash over you too? It has SUPERPOWERS over our biggest fears. Not saying our fears completely go away… but Scripture sure does make them take their proper size.
Are you feeling fearful these days? Yeah, I get that. I’m learning the importance of confessing my fears- talking about them out loud with God, with my husband, with a close friend- it really does help assuage my fears. Weird how that works. You’d think NOT talking about them would be the thing to do. Applying a sort of a “Field of Dreams” approach in reverse- Deny them and they’ll go away?
Nope. You and I have tried that. And we know that doesn’t work…
I’ve wrestled with anxiety since I was a little girl. Sometimes, I’m perplexed by the fact that now, after having walked with Jesus for nearly 4 decades, I can still feel afraid. The fear is there, EVEN though I know our Lord is sovereign. I believe wholeheartedly, He IS in control… and today’s devotional reminds us of this truth and the basis on which it stands.
But still, it’s there… the fear. It’s a “both/and’ thing for me. “Lord, I know you’re in control but I’m still a little scared. Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.”
The difference now is, the fear is no longer consuming me, bossing me around. I’m not camping in it anymore. I confess it, lay it at His feet and it loses its power over me every time I do that- even if it’s 20 times a day, as in recent days….
This recording is my humble offering. It’s not quite like hearing Lloyd Shadrach’s voice, but it helps me. I pray this devotional comforts you too. Come back tomorrow to hear Day 2. And as always, if you need someone to talk to, please email me- firstname.lastname@example.org