I woke again the other night for the umpteenth time at 3am – so instead of getting frustrated, I stopped & prayed.
And immediately I heard God whisper Psalm 27:1 ~
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
It washed over me as soon as I read the words & I sensed peace in that moment – & went back to sleep far more easily than I had the nights before.
The very next morning I received this confirmation of what I had heard – it’s copied & pasted verbatim. You can’t make this kind of thing up…. God is so good y’all.
““The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1)
My darling, I am in places of fear. I go there to chase it away, trample it with my foot. Heading into new territory with Me is a beginning to trust Me more deeply. It is a forgetfulness of self, a reliance on Me, a looking to Me for strength.
Fear can’t stay when your eyes are on Me, when you seek Me. It must flee because you are willing to go where I go.
A softening occurs when a heart formerly full of fear relaxes and looks to Me. Focus on Me wipes it away. The situation causing the fear may still exist, but there is hope now. There is truth now. There is clarity. You can only see clearly when you look to Me—for strength, for understanding, for wisdom, for courage. The mindset of fear focuses on the self.
Let Me help you turn your heart to Me.
Going out into unfamiliar territory—being stretched, walking in faith, does not mean you are alone. Fear should be most distant then. I am with you. I go with you, there in the places I call you to. I said it before: keep your eyes on Me, child.
My eyes are on you.
I dare say this is a word for some of you too, right this very minute. I worry & get in fear over things I have no – I mean NO – control over. It is such a waste of time & energy…
Lord help us to know You & to trust You more. To know beyond all shadows of doubt that You are who You say You are & You will do what You say, for us. Because of Your great & undeniable love.
In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray,