Faithful Through Fear (Ambre Hanes)

Faithful Through Fear

I am humbled by the Lord’s faithfulness to me.  Oh, the fears I have that keep me from doing so many things, and yet, He is so gracious to me and I feel so undeserving!

So often, I catch myself waiting until I feel confident enough to do what He is asking of me.  But really, that’s part of His asking……I do believe He wants me to step out in the midst of those fears to teach me that He is the One who is strong, not me.

I kept putting off writing this article; I guess because I thought I would suddenly be struck with a revelation and confidence to sit down and know just what to write and it would come flowing out of me (or at least that’s what I was hoping!).  I kept waiting for that to happen, but the day has come to sit down and write it, and as I began I still didn’t really know what to say!  I know that the Lord is asking me to do this, to trust Him and step out of my comfort zone, to use the gifts He has given me, to stop hiding them away, fearing what others will think of what I write.  He blessed me this morning with a scripture, which completely hit home with me regarding this month’s topic of “fearless”:   1 Corinthians 2:3-5.  Paul says, “I came to you in weakness and fear, and with much trembling.  My message and preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.”   I read a little higher up on the page and saw verses 1:28-29, “He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things – and the things that are not – to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before Him.”

If Paul the apostle felt fear and weakness, how much more ole me of little faith!  And I am reminded that God is supposed to get the glory….not me.

And there is the key, and I sigh with relief and the beauty of it…. this is not a random article that I am writing. He designed it to use right here, right now in my life.  He wanted me (wants all of us!) to step out in what He is asking of us, to stop worrying and fearing about how we will do it and allow His strength to shine through.  We obey, and He works out all those details.  Ultimately, that’s what trusting means.  And I find my article written, and that He has proven Himself faithful yet again.

Faithful Through Fear, Ambre Hanes

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