A group of men was preparing to climb Mount Everest. As the final pieces of their plan fell into place, a psychologist asked if he could interview them. They agreed to his request, and he met with them at their camp.
Looking at each one of them carefully and intently, he asked them – one by one -“Tell me, will you get to the top?”
The first answered, “I certainly hope so.” The second responded, “I’ll do my best.” The third, “I’m going to give it all I’ve got.” And, the fourth said, “Yes, I will.” And he did - and he was the only one!
Our bodies can achieve what our hearts believe, and our hearts believe what comes from our minds. A lack of faith enlarges our fears and turns the fears into facts. The shadows that our thoughts create can become so dreadful that we are afraid to face them. Our worries eventually become walls that we cannot climb over or around.
Often when someone asks us to do “something” for the Lord, our minds create fears that are not based on facts, but shadows that have no substance. We have no vision of being able to accomplish new challenges and cannot see through the windows of opportunity God offers us.
Isaiah, the Prophet, boldly declared, “See, God has come to save me, I will trust in Him and not be afraid! The Lord God is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation!”
If we truly trust God, all things are possible.
Prayer: Lord, in Your grace, You bring so many opportunities and challenges into our lives that allow us to honor You. Help us to trust in You and be victorious. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: See, God has come to save me, I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song, He has become my salvation. Isaiah 12:2
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