As I prepare my EWW posts each week, I begin by praying that God will have me share and write what He desires that day. Frustrating, yes, when thoughts don't materialize easily ...but I have come to accept those "blocks" as God's guidance. Today has been one of those days, where He has closed many doors, but opened one tiny window. And with that tiny window, being one particular passage, came affirmation from an unusual instance and source.
During breakfast, David was reading Batman Trivia aloud off of the back of a GoGurt tube. "What type of animal terrified Bruce Wayne as a child? ....bats." I realized instantly, that God was pulling me back to a few verses I had been circling around since last night. He spoke to me through a 9 year old child and a tube of yogurt! Don't you just love it when He pulls a plan together! :)
The basis behind the Batman trivia...FEAR, and overcoming it! Which happened to be the basis of the verses I felt drawn to. Batman is a fictional character, of course, but Batman couldn't have been Batman, if he'd given into his fears! How discouraging fear can be, when you let it cripple and hinder you.
You and I are so blessed to have One that gives us strength and courage to overcome our fears, no matter how big or small. God tells us that we are not to be discouraged because He is with us always, He is our source of strength. He will never ever leave us, especially not in our time of need! He never sleeps or slumbers, and is continually watching over us, (Psalm 121:3-4)!
And so, I share these verses with you from the book of Joshua....
"No One will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never forsake you or leave you." v.5
"Have I not commanded you? Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." v.9