Fear Not!!

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you , plans to give you hope and a future.”

I’ve been struggling to finish a book which should have been completed months ago. I feel committed to finish it as I made a promise to my readers that it was the first in a series. I had hoped to complete the three books by the end of this year. I don’t back down from commitments or promises, but it has been a struggle.

You know that still, small voice of God that speaks? I do. And I know the booming voice of God that comes from out of nowhere and gives you a direction. This happened to me last fall after I’d completed the first book in the Havens Creek series. God told me to write a book which was totally out of my genre. Need I say I’ve been “trembling in fear” ever since?

“That’s not my comfort zone. I’m not a strong enough writer to do justice to such a story.”

He says, “Fear not.”

And so I think about the characters who will have starring roles in the new book, the plot, and the theme while I chisel away at finishing my current series.


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