Welcome to His Encouragement Thursday! I don’t know about you, but Thursdays are my struggle day of the week. By Thursday, I have already been working hard at school and at home, and I just wish it would hurry up and be Friday already. LOL! I definitely need a little extra Jesus time on Thursdays.
Trisha, my blogger friend at Joy of Reading, and I decided on calling this post “His Encouragement” because our real source of peace, strength, and security can only come from Jesus Christ. He and He alone is our constant! We pray and hope that these Thursday posts become a real encouragement to you and help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. God bless!
Today’s Thursday Encouragement:
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.Exodus 14:14 ESV
Every morning as I’m getting ready for work I listen to my Bible. I also read various devotionals and I check out the daily Bible verses that get sent to me via email subscription. I REALLY need Jesus to get my days going cause my days are usually very long, busy, and exhausting. I do not have an easy job, so I need to fortify as best I can with God’s Word.
For the last week, I have received very similar messages from God through my various Bible studies and devotionals. Paraphrasing, they’ve all been this — Nicole, STOP talking, worrying, fretting, and complaining. BE still and BE quiet. I [God] have this fight. You are making yourself sick with worry and I’ve already gone ahead and fought this fight for you! Let me be God!
I know in my head that God is here. RIGHT HERE with me. He has seen everything I am going to go through. He knows all of my prayers. I am not insignificant to Him. I KNOW this, but my heart struggles so hard to trust this fact. I hate that my heart struggles so much. Why do I still struggle to trust God when my brain is like, “Yeah, duh! God’s got this”?
I think the answer is that I am not SILENT.
In Exodus 14:14, God tells the Israelites that He will fight for them, they just need to be silent. So, God will only fight for us if we don’t speak? God wants us all mute?! That can’t possibly be what He means.
I think the answer is more that He wants us to silence our internal struggling — our fears, worries, insecurities, etc. Be honest with yourself — how loud can your internal monologue get? Mine can get pretty deafening. And, it’s actually my internal monologue that gets me off track with Jesus way more than anything or anyone can.
I’m not entirely sure how to be totally silent. I am a woman after all and it sort of seems baked into our DNA to be worriers. But I do know I can work a little harder to quiet my insides and let God be God. He really is way mightier and way more with it than I will ever be!
What about you, dear reader? Do you struggle with silence and letting God be God in your life?
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN!
WHAT BIBLICAL VERSE IS ENCOURAGING YOU TODAY?
Check out more Thursday Encouragement from my fellow blogger friends:
Trisha @ Joy of Reading
Jacquelyn @ A Heavenly Home
Jessica @ A Baker’s Perspective
Becca @ The Becca Files
Gina @ Stories by Gina
Rebecca @ Rev. Rebecca Writes
Andi @ Radiant Light
Leslie @ Words of Hope
Claudia @ Claudia Moser
Keneesha @ Women Loving God’s Way