God will help

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10, NLT).

Fear can keep us from doing many things we would otherwise like to do, including simple things like talk to people or try new foods. It can keep us from fulfilling our dreams of writing that book or even writing a blog. But God says we shouldn’t be afraid, because he will strengthen and help us. Just knowing this in our heads doesn’t help much when faced with a situation we’ve been dreading; we have to experience it and learn how to trust him.

I’ve had to face many fears, including the big one – public speaking. I wanted to run away a few times, but instead I took a deep breath, said it’s up to you Lord, help me, and he did. He held me up when I got up to speak and my knees were weak and shaking. He gave me the strength I needed and the confidence to keep trusting him. Don’t be afraid to let him hold you up.

Author: ttkach

Writer, cyclist, paper-crafter, mom, gardener.

2 thoughts on “God will help”

  1. Hi Tammy,

    I lost my job last week. It was somewhat surprising and it doesn’t make sense to anyone I worked with. But I know it was God moving me to the next step. After years of putting aside what I know I’m supposed to be doing, it’s my time to get back to those things. I created a program years ago to help people achieve their dreams and goals, but then life happened and I had to set it aside. I now have the time and energy to devote to selling my product, writing and getting those books published (that I started years ago), blogging, teaching classes and hopefully speaking as well! Your blog posted at a great time. A psychologist friend of mine told me one day that if (1) there is a need, (2) a person has the desire and talents to fulfill that need and (3) there is terrifying fear that creeps in and says you can’t do it….then it’s a calling! I know my calling – cause I know what I’m supposed to do but quite often the fears and insecurity set in. Anyway, thanks for the reminder. I know you were thrown into public speaking but have had amazing opportunities to influence so many women over the past several years. I plan to do the same!

    Joanna

  2. I can relate to the shaking knees etc. I started leading music and singing special music at services(GCI) after so many people left and we didn’t have a piantist anymore. After aboout 14 yrs. its gotten a lot easier…God gave me strength I didn’t know I had.

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