They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces were not ashamed. Psalm 34:5
I read this and all I felt was shame. I felt that I was a failure.
But when I looked to Him and I asked Him to speak to my heart His word of life for me in that moment, He did.
He reminded me that all my children will be taught of the Lord.
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13
I cannot fail at a job that isn’t mine. My job is to live an authentic life of following the Lord before my children. To tell them Who I know Him to be. The rest is in His hands and theirs. They have to choose Him for themselves. I cannot do this for them. He will reveal Himself to them. That is His part.
He is relentless, just as our enemy is relentless in his attacks. Still, the truth is that Love has already won and will win. I will stand in the victory Jesus has already secured. I will trust Him and His word that says not one who belongs to Him will be snatched from His hand.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” John 10:27 – 30
I will remind my soul that He is the One who started this and He will complete it.
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
When I sat down to write this, my eyes fell on the verse above the one I had read:
I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
Yes.Thank You, Abba, for hearing me, for speaking to me, and for delivering me from the grip of my fears. I will trust You. I believe You. Help my unbelief. I love you.