The greatest of Earth’s living forms,
Tall conquerors that laugh at storms;
Their challenge still unanswered rings,
Through fifty centuries of kings.
– Joseph Strauss
Living like a Redwood tree
For I, the Lord your God, have taken your right hand in mine, saying to you, Have no fear; I will be your helper.
Often we miss out on the plans that God has for our lives due to fear and intimidations. Last week we read about the tares that the devil sow into our lives that prevents the plans that God has for us. Once we understand that the devil is the cause of our fears and lack of confidence, we can take authority over him and break loose from the bondages that he has woven around our lives.
Paul says that Jesus has the power to set us free from every bondage brought into our life by the devil. As such In Hebrews 2:14-15, he writes, “By His death, he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.”
The strongholds of the devil are the lies that have the power to attack our minds, robbing us of our confidence and replacing it with fear.
Today God wants us to know that He is with us in everything that we do. He created us to have a life that is as large as a Redwood tree. We can live that life if we stop fearing, and rise up with courage knowing that the Lord our God is always by our side. He has taken our feeble hands in His able hands and He is assuring us not to fear, as He will be our helper.
Lord God, I come to You in Jesus’ name. I am so blessed to have You, my good Shepherd, by my side in every moment of my life. Even though my heart has given into fear, today I choose to hold on to Your righteous right hand and walk beside You, knowing You will never leave me nor forsake me. Amen.
God bless you,
Theo & Manju