Often, going through hard things to deal with pain, sadness, etc., is tough enough. Making the decision to trust God with a decision to face it is also tough. But it must be done. Nehemiah knew that his task was difficult, which is why he gave it to the Lord, prayerfully and earnestly. Now, he had to trust Him to help Nehemiah carry it out. It would not be easy, but God’s peace passes all understanding, as always.
1. Once you’ve trusted God with an initial decision to face your fear and anxiety, do you have enough trust in Him to work through it with Him?
2. If not, did you really give it entirely up to Him in the first place?
Challenge: Let’s remember to give something to God, and then leave it with Him. That doesn’t mean we don’t do whatever task He would have us do, or created us to do. It does mean that we go forward with it despite difficulties and trials along the way. Trusting Him means to reside in Him while going through those hard things. So, keep trusting in Him, always. Amen.
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