Today is Day 9 of 14 in our process of walking out of worry. If you’d like to download our journey and join the last few days with us, you can get it here.
Side Note: On Day 12 of the journey, we will meet together for a Communion Service at GracePoint Church, 6:30pm Thursday November 5th.
Today, we are reading a favorite Bible verse from Joseph Anglin, son of Communication Director at GracePoint Andrea Anglin. This has become Joseph’s life verse:
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
We are encouraged to read this verse two times over, slowly. We should notice the activity from God for God’s people in this passage. It is packed full of promises, things that God is able and desires to do for us.
In the midst of worry, it is helpful to meditate on the “verbs of God,” not just on the ideas of God. Ideas can be memorized, rehearsed, and protected in sanitized environments.
Opening ourselves to God’s verbs, on the other hand, takes guts. Waiting for God to do what God wants to do takes patience, obedience, and hope.
So, we are challenged to take one of the verbs in this passage, one that is particularly relevant to our worrisome situation today, and make it the foundation of our prayers.
One that I carry with me today is “I am with you,” which seems to be more than enough for me today.