Satan has been bombarding me over the past two days, whispering doubts into my ear. When I forget to shut out the voice that instills fear, burdens seem to heap upon my shoulders with no way to hold them.
What Satan doesn’t get is that the heavy burdens and doubt drive me to my knees! Then I cry out to Jesus, begging Him to take the burdens, fill me with the Holy Spirit and remove all doubt and fear.
Sobs rack my body and I let go of all the bottled up fear, confessing it all before God. When this happened this morning, it wasn’t long until the tears abated and a peace and strength lifted me to my feet. I set about the work God asked me to do and saw what He wanted me to see. He will provide for my daily needs because He loves me.
Renewed and refreshed, the day appeared brighter despite the crippling snow and ice storm which plagued the area during the night. My family called to check on me and offered to come shovel my driveway. I told them not to come, because our street is never plowed. If I had to navigate the streets of our neighborhood to get out, I could easily back out of the driveway without it being shoveled. I had already shoveled a narrow path to the car and to the backyard so I could feed the outdoor cats. All was well.
I sat in my office and began to write on my novel. Suddenly I saw movement outside the window. Two men were shoveling my front sidewalk! To my amazement, they had shoveled out two of my neighbors across the street and were now tending to my walks and driveway! God sent angels to take care of me and others.
Over and over He proves His undying love to me. He takes away my fears and says “Trust in Me.” Oh, how wonderful it is to let go and let God do His mighty works. I can’t even explain how peaceful, grateful, and humbled I am. There are tears on my cheeks, but they are tears of true joy and praise.
“This is what the LORD says–he who made a way through the sea, a path through the mighty waters, who drew out the chariots and horses, the army and reinforcements together, and they lay there, never to rise again, extinguished, snuffed out like a wick: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.” –Isaiah 43:16-19