Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, March 17th: Deuteronomy 30-31; Mark 15:1-25 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Deuteronomy 30-31; Mark 15:1-25

Deuteronomy 31: 6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
There are multiple commands in the Bible for us to not fear.  And many times there is an accompanying reason for the command - because God is with us.

No matter what our circumstances, God is with us.
No matter how strong or weak our faith is, God is with us.

He is sovereign.  He is in control.  Always.

I found this list of 33 verses about fear and anxiety to remind us that God is in control.

The author reminds us that....
His words are “life” words, soothing to our soul, calming to our spirits, giving power to our days.  
It’s not always easy, and it often comes down to a choice: 
  • Choosing not to allow fear and anxiety to control your life. 
  • Choosing to guard your heart. 
  • Choosing to focus your mind on what is truth in the midst of uncertain times.
We might still feel afraid, but we can believe that God is with us. We may not be in control, but we can trust the One who is. We may not know the future, but we can know the God who does.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year PassageDeuteronomy 32-34; Mark 15:26-47

3 comments:

Nathan Reimer said...

Deuteronomy 31:6
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

I had the same verse underlined as I read this passage today.

Many things in life are beyond our control and larger than we are, this verse reminds me that I can trust in God who is more powerful than anything. He loves us and promises to not leave us, do I (we) put our full trust in Him?

Tammy Reimer said...

19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live

I also love this one!

kjad said...

Great post! It can be stressful to make big decisions about the future and I love knowing that God is with me as I make these decisions and He is with me wherever these decisions lead me!