Isaiah 12

“Indeed, God is my salvation; I will trust him and not be afraid, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my song.” Isaiah 12:2

My biggest fear is that I am walking down the wrong path. That I am somehow missing my calling, missing out on the best parts of my life.

I don’t know where this fear stems from, but it is why I struggle so much making decisions: I have this voice in the back of my head that says if I don’t make the right choice then I will mess everything up. I’ll ruin what was supposed to be.

In a moment of feeling overwhelmed by these emotions, I knew I had to take them to Jesus. So I got my journal out and I wrote how I was feeling. After a while, still feeling the weight on my chest, I knew the next step was to read my Bible.

Without thinking I opened my Bible. Isaiah 12 was the chapter on that page. I started to read it. Isaiah 12 is short: 6 verses. It is a chapter of praise, declaring who God is and that He is good.

Verse 2, the first line in this post, stood out to me. My favorite part here is the repeating line “for the Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my song.” The emphasis here speaks volumes. The Lord Himself. Not someone else, not someone the Lord sent, not an angel, but the Lord Himself gives me strength.

God tells us not to be afraid so many times in the Bible, so who am I to insist that I should be afraid? God knows my desire is to live a life that glorifies Him, and as long as I am checkin in with Him and allowing His word to guide me, I don’t need to worry about walking down the wrong path.

I trust that He will guide me exactly where I need to go and strengthen me on the way. Do you trust Him to do that for you?

Always,

Emily

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