3/12/10

I Will Not Be Afraid

I tried to think of what I was of afraid of - and I think failure might be one of the top things on my list.  I am afraid of failing in life - with my husband, my sons, my walk with God, my eating habits.  But one thing I read recently struck me: "Failure is something you do, not something you are."  I liked that, because it acknowledges that we do sometimes fail, but it doesn't define who we are.  But I still hate and deep down am fearful of failing.  Yet, I have that safty net - God's grace!  The more times I fail, the more times I see His abundant grace.  Is that liscense to fail though?  No, it is the freedom to rely on Him, moment by moment - and rely on His power, provision, protection, and providence.

God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountians be carried
into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.
Psalm 46:1-3

Be merciful to me, O God, for men hotly pursue me;
all day long they press their attack.
My slanderers pursue me all day long;
many are attcking me in their pride.
When I am afraid,
I will trust in You,
In God, whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
Psalm 56:1-4