Trust Do Not Be Afraid

 

Have you ever been afraid to do something and you made excuses not to do it? Yep, me too. I was asked to write a devotion. Just one. That was a year ago. I have found many scriptures to devote time on but today’s just hit home and lit a fire under me. So here it goes. My first devotional.

Isaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation.”

After spending 81 days in the hospital with someone to take care of me, it was time for me to come home and do it myself. How? I couldn’t even transfer from my wheelchair to my bed with confidence. The Lord tells us to trust so we did and we made it through and thrived. But I thought it was all me!

Two months later I went into rehab to learn to walk. I was scared. I didn’t know how this would work. I didn’t trust yet. I did well, thrived, but yet again, I thought it was all me!

For the last 12 months I have had to trust numerous people. People that I did not choose. People who didn’t know me. People who took me into their hearts and allowed me to learn and thrive. Wow, I must be really good! I am thriving, learning and surrounded by a wonderful group of people. None of whom I asked for. I’ve done a great job by myself!

The Lord is a wonderful being, He let me think I was in control and then He dropped the big one! I got my microprocessor knees and new legs which meant new learning! I was so excited and ready! This was my big moment! I had done so much, this would be a breeze! New legs, rehab, I was kicking it!! I was walking fingertip to fingertip with my physical therapist. I was so proud of myself and my single handed hard work.

Then I came home! Nobody was here to make me wear my legs. Nobody made me walk. I was scared, I didn’t trust myself. I realized I wasn’t really rocking it!

devoIsaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the LORD himself, is my strength and my defense, He has become my salvation.”

After reading this, I began to ask myself why? Why didn’t I do what the Bible says…..TRUST DO NOT BE AFRAID! The LORD HIMSELF is my strength and my defense! What’s so hard? God simply asks us to trust Him and to not be afraid. He is with us and protecting us. He will protect me when I’m trying to learn to walk again. Now to just believe it! That is my struggle.

Lord, today help me trust you and not be afraid. You are always there, always walking with me. Please help me remember to listen to you and stay out of my own head!

Beth Wyatt