What Are Your Limits?

Today’s post is brought to you via Pete Wilson’s blog. Pete is a pastor at Cross Point Church in Nashville and he is awesome! (Here is another post I borrowed from him earlier this year.)

Every day I run into people that seem paralyzed by fear.

Some of you are afraid….

Your marriage will never be what you long for it to be.

You’ll never get married.

You’ll never have children.

You’ll just have one dead end job after another.

You’ll never get out of debt.

You’ll never really be able to trust God in powerful ways.

It’s true that… Fear establishes the limits of your life.

This morning I was reading Isaiah 43. I’ve got a personal situation right now that scares me to death and it was so applicable. I know the right thing to do, but I simply fear the ramifications of stepping out in faith and doing it. I’m somewhat paralyzed by my fear but this verse brought me so much comfort.

I’m hoping you’ll do more than just go through this passage. Let this passage go through you. Read it a few times and let this beautiful promise sink deep into your heart.

Isaiah 43
Israel’s Only Savior
1 But now, this is what the LORD says—
he who created you, Jacob,
he who formed you, Israel:
“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.

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*****

I needed to read this today.

He has paid the price for my freedom–freedom from fear, from limiting my life to the confines of what feels safe.

I am His.

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