You saw with your own eyes the great trials, the signs and wonders, the mighty hand and outstretched arm, with which the Lord your God brought you out. The Lord your God will do the same to all the peoples you now fear. – Deuteronomy 7:19
I notice I breathe easier when I realize the ones God chooses to lead his people are ones who need to lean on God to be successful leaders. Hesitant, fearful, self-negating and all:
Me, God? Really?
Why do I continue to doubt?
You are so faithful. You have always been so faithful. You will be faithful.
While seeing, why do I continue to doubt? While hearing, why do I hesitate? While sensing, why do I fear?
Center me, loving God. And hold me in the center so I may let go of thoughts that tear down, giving you more of me. Let my eyes be opened again to your faithfulness. Take my fear and replace it with love.
Help me reflect on the opportunities you have before me to share your love with the world.
(c) 2015 The Rev. Lil Smith