It Is I


 

It is I
don’t be afraid
of how this looks
to you

be of good cheer
for I have come
to redeem and to
rescue.

You establish my rescue.

“Then He saw them straining at rowing, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night, He came to them walking on the sea, and would have passed them by. But when they saw Him walking on the sea, they supposed it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw Him and were troubled. And immediately He talked with them and said to them, ‘Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.’ ” Mark 6:48,49,50 NKJV

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Of The Holy Spirit

“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.’ ” Matthew 1:20 NKJV

Mary being with child before their wedding did not seem good or right to Joseph, at first.

Thank You, Lord, for all You are growing in my life today.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Oh let me not
be afraid
or ashamed
or think it strange

what You
have conceived
in me
to bring forth change.

God bless all that He has conceived in you!

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Strength To Worship

“And it happened on the same night that the Lord said to him, ‘Arise, go down against the camp, for I have delivered it into your hand’.” Judges 7:9
“But if you are afraid to go down, go down to the camp with Purah your servant” Judges 7:10
“and you shall hear what they say; and afterward your hands shall be strengthened to go down against the camp.” Judges 7:11
“And so it was when Gideon heard . . .that he worshiped.” Judges 7:15

Worshiping God strengthens us and strengthened in Him, we worship.

Lord, we thank You for always knowing when we need an extra dose of assurance that You really are all You say You are, and will do all You say You will do. And here’s a simple poem . . .

If You Are Afraid

But if you are afraid
I will not condemn you
but show Myself strong
to you once again

so Your hand is strengthened
and Your heart can worship
knowing I am with you
forever without end.

Hearing His Voice

“Now those who were with me indeed saw the light and were afraid, but they did not hear the voice of Him who spoke to me.” Acts 22:9

What we see with our own eyes and understanding can be frightening until we hear Him speak into it.

Lord, thank You for Your voice and word that changes how we see what we see. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Until He Speaks

What we see can frighten us
to the very core

leaving us afraid of what
else might be in store

until we remember that You see
and know what’s happening

listening for You to speak
comfort and understanding.

More Frightening

“Then they went out to see what had happened, and came to Jesus, and found the man from whom the demons had departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid.”

Shouldn’t it have been more frightening to see the man still demon possessed?

Oh Lord, help me embrace the changes that You bring more than the pain I’m accustomed to. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Consider

Help me accept change
for what it is

and not cling to
my painful past

to exchange what I’ve known
for the hope of what will be

a life made different
joy in You that lasts.

Only Believe

“Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 3:36

Jesus always knows best. For truly, life was at it’s scariest when I didn’t believe.

Thank You, Lord, for helping me minimize my fears by maximizing You in my life. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Fear Less

Fear tries to creep in
telling me to give in
after all it’s logical
to be afraid.

Fear says I’m faking
at being brave, making
a false smile
be my charade.

But You are inside me
and soon You remind me
You are all
that I need.

So I can believe
and simply receive
Your power to make
my fears flee.

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