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Before he had finished praying, he saw a young woman named Rebekah coming out with her water jug on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel, who was the son of Abraham’s brother Nahor and his wife, Milcah.”

Genesis 24:15

In this story, Abraham sent his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac. Abraham didn’t want Isaac to marry a Canaanite woman, so he sent his servant to his homeland to find a wife there.

The servant seems a little unsure of this task, so to be sure he makes the right decision he prays a very specific prayer when he arrives. He asks for success first, then prays that the woman to be Isaac’s wife would give him a drink, and then also offer water to his camels.

But before he had finished his prayer, he sees Rebekah. God was already working it out for her to be the answer to his prayer before he even finished praying the prayer!

God is always working on our behalf. My daughter told me tonight that when someone prays, God works on that and then if someone else prays, He can work on that too. What an amazing God we have!

I’m thankful to serve a very much alive God who fights for me, protects me and is my Provider. Even when we don’t see him, he’s working and when we don’t feel him, he’s working! He never slumbers nor sleeps. He never grows weary and needs a break.

You can rest assured today that God is working it out for you. The answer may not come right away, but it is being worked on.

God, I am so thankful that you are always at work in my life. I’m thankful you have a plan for my life, and are always fighting for me. Lead me today, and help me to see you at work.

“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps”

Proverbs 16:4

I’m not the type of person that likes to have plans set in stone, nor am I completely a free spirit. I’m somewhere right in the middle of let me know where to be and when, and let’s take it as it comes. It’s an entirely different story when it comes to God’s will for my life though. I panic when I can’t see what He is doing in my life, and I struggle to give Him full control.

I try and take matters into my own hands, more often than I care to admit. This verse lets me know though that try as I may to control my life, He ultimately makes the decisions. This may sound scary to some people, but at the end of the day it gives me sweet assurance that God is directing my life and cares so much for me.

His will is perfect for me and and His plan is flawless. Everywhere He leads me I know I am safe because He is with me. I never have to worry or fear as long as I am exactly where He desires me to be. I am safer in dangerous territory in His will, than in the comfort of my home outside of His will.

I am so thankful today Lord that your plan for me is divine and was set in place before I took my first breath. I know you are always for me, and I will never be alone. Lead me and guide me today as I follow Your voice.

“You have taught children and infants to tell of your strength, silencing your enemies and all who oppose you.”

Psalms 8:2 NLT

I was watching a sermon online a few months ago and I was changed forever, and I don’t say that lightly. I struggle with fear, even more so after having my two daughters. It catches me off guard usually, causing me to feel anxious and like something awful is going to happen.

The man preaching in this video said (paraphrasing) that when fear enters your mind, and frightening thoughts keep you awake at night, that you should speak a truth. Not just any truth, like the earth is round, but a truth from the word of God. He instructed to say it boldly, and with confidence.

I decided I would try it. One day as I was driving I suddenly became fearful for no apparent reason and said aloud “there is only one God, and his name is Jesus” I could feel something change so I said it again!

There is power in truth ladies. We can change the atmosphere around us, and it’s as simple as speaking a truth. I changed my situation that day, by speaking the word of God! I did my part, and then God stepped in with all power and authority, and fear had to leave.

Are you struggling with fear? Here are some scriptures that may match your situation.

I’m fearful about my future… “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The current state of the world frightens me… “Before the mountains were born, before you gave birth to the earth and the world, from beginning to end, you are God.”

Psalms 90:2

I’m struggling with anxiety today… “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6-7

No matter what you are facing, there is a truth that can defeat it and silence your enemy. Proclaim his strength and goodness, tell of his mercy and grace!

The enemy is the father of lies, and where truth is, he can’t be. You have a very powerful weapon at your disposal, truth.

God, help me in situations of fear and anxiety to remember that I am your child, and that I walk in truth. I don’t have to live in fear, but can find peace in you through your word.