The Best Battle Plan

The Best Battle Plan

September 7, 2017

“Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’” Joshua 5:13 (NIV)

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We’ve all been there at one time or another. Standing in the formidable shadow of difficult circumstances that refuse to budge, while fear whispers in our ear about the inevitability of our defeat.

That’s one of the many reasons I’m so thankful for God’s Word. Because tucked into its pages, we find story after story of people who can help us learn in the midst of our battles. People who show us what it means to look to and depend upon the Lord.

Take Joshua, for example. If ever someone might feel overwhelmed at a situation totally out of their control, his experience facing Jericho was it.

Not only did the wall surrounding Jericho look invincible, but there also was the issue of Israel’s army lacking proper weapons for tackling such an impressively guarded city. You can’t exactly pull down walls with arrows and spears. That’s a job for battering rams and catapults — items noticeably missing from their arsenal.

But they had come too far to turn back. And the people of Israel were counting on Joshua to lead them into this land promised by God.

With all these facts and details weighing on him, Joshua is suddenly confronted by a man with a drawn sword. Scripture reveals this is no mere human. This is the commander of the Lord’s army — God’s presence in human form. And this is no everyday occurrence either. It is an incredible encounter.

Seeing the man is ready for battle, Joshua asks, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” (Joshua 5:13b)

Wrapped in this honest question we discover hesitancy in Joshua — a peek inside his thought life — and a need for reassurance. Such an honest question, but it makes me believe Joshua isn’t walking in complete confidence and assurance. If he were, he wouldn’t have asked. But he did.

This is where we assume that, of course, God’s presence will answer, “Joshua, I am with you, for you and on your side!”

But we would assume wrong.

When asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” the presence of God replies, “Neither, but as commander of the army of the LORD I have now come” (Joshua 5:14a). Joshua falls face down in humility and reverence — asking what message the Lord has for him, His servant. (Joshua 5:14b)

I wonder what kind of message Joshua was expecting, even longing for. Perhaps one overflowing with war strategy and tactics. But instead of detailed plans, Joshua receives a call to worship. He’s told to remove his sandals, for the ground is holy. (Joshua 5:15)

It’s an invitation and a reminder for Joshua to worship the One who’s not only big enough to handle the impending battle, but also loving enough to address the doubt, fear and insecurity running through Joshua’s mind. And as Joshua slips off his sandals, I’m reminded of what I need in the face of my own seemingly insurmountable situations: I need to worry less and worship more …

When I’m desperate for God to give me all the details …

When I’m wishing He would give me the tiniest peek at His plans …

When I’m starting to wonder if He’s for me or against me …

I need to pause, lift my eyes to the One willing to meet me in the midst of my fears, and worship Him. Worshiping not only because it honors Him, but because it also changes me.

Worship might not be the first thing that comes to mind when we feel overwhelmed, but it truly is powerful. It reminds our trembling hearts and shaky knees that our God is mighty, our God is loving and our God is a more-than-able God. It both quiets us and strengthens us — perfectly preparing our hearts and minds for whatever battles lie ahead.

I don’t know what “walls” you’re facing in your life right now, friend. I don’t know how overwhelming and daunting they seem. But I do know the perfect battle plan for each and every one of us.

Worry less. Worship more. And trust our God to lead us into victory.

Father God, thank You for reminding me that the best way to prepare my heart and mind for battle is to simply and humbly worship You. So today, as I lay my fears down at Your feet, I lift my hands up to You in worship. You are worthy of my trust. You are worthy of my praise. Today and every day. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Psalm 29:2, “Honor the LORD for the glory of his name. Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.” (NLT)

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Spend some time listening to your favorite worship album today. Let it stir praise in your heart for God, and lift your thoughts to a place where worry can no longer reach you.

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  1. I am blessed with your mail

  2. Roz Janway says:

    Will the venues change in light of hurricanes⁉️

  3. Thank you for this encouraging devotional. I just learned yesterday that I have been fired from my job. With financial and family obligations and being the sole bread winner this is devastating news. Right now I very despondent. Crying and playing worship music as I write this. Please pray for me that with the help of The Most High I will win this battle.

    • I am praying for you Joy.

    • Praying for His perfect peace and guidance for you, Joy!

    • Joy, We are in a similar situation. I am so sorry that you are having to endure this and pray that you emerge victorious. We know God has a bigger and better plan for you. Hang in there. Sending love and prayers your way.

    • Praying for you Joy. God is with you. God is for you.

    • May you know his perfect peace Joy – he won’t let you down. I will pray for you.

    • I am praying or you. Remember Jeremiah 29:11.

    • Praying for you!!

      May god bless you!! American express is hiring virtual agents for 16.00 an hour

      Hope this helps!!

      • PS.. When god closed a door..he always opens a window!!

        May this job be just what you need!!

        Get referred by joining LinkedIn …connect to HR!!

        May the blessings of god shower down upon your life!!

    • Judy Johnston says:

      Prayers for you Joy. Hang in there! God has this☝️

    • Abdundant blessings just trust the Lord and lean not to your own understanding ! Praying for you and your family

    • Gods got this Joy

    • Jeannie Williams says:

      I am praying for you, too

    • Joy, I too was fired from a job. Very unexpected. It is very devastating. But through the job search journey, I found comfort in knowing that God feeds the sparrow, and I am his creation too. It took a year before a position opened up, but unlearned so much. First,never stop believing, second,never stop pursuing God’s will. I am going to say a special prayer for you right now,and pray that a door will open for you that is perfect for your needs.

    • I’m praying for you Joy and Kati. We are in a similar state of fear and I pray that God will fill you with His peace which transcends understanding. He is with you He is your portion. I pray you will be filled with His confidence.

    • Praying for you, Joy. When I prayed, your name really resonated with me. God takes JOY and delight in you; He rejoices over you with singing. Despite this current storm in your life, I pray that you might rest and know peace under the safety of His wings, and that you may know and experience His gift of joy to you. Praying for a new job for you that will bless you and your family. x

    • Margie Davis says:

      Joy praying for you that God would open a new opportunity for you that would be just what you need . Peace for your heart and mind to rest and trust in the mist of insecure time . That He is provider and will make a way He is your safety net run into Him and receive His rest . Thankyou Lord you calm our every fear and exchange it for your rest . And you are faithful you done before you can do it again . Remind Joy of a time you have been faithful . Thankyou Lord and Master of all in Jesus Name we pray Amen

    • Don’t give lose faith and yes, worshiping him is what will get you through this time. You don’t have to worry because God fights our battle and the victory has already been claimed through Jesus. We are only instruments. The battle is not yours but the Lords. Submit to God’s will and don’t insist on your will. He WILL provide. Use this time to draw you and your family very close to him as you seek his direction and may he refresh your soul and give strength to your spirit!

    • Rochelle HENDRIX says:

      Joy, In 2009 I lost my job as a teacher. It was very unexpected, but that year hundreds of teachers were laid off in California. I am a divorced mother of one and I could find no job anywhere. To top it all off my exhusband was laid off so I got no child support. I was truly in dire straights. i was laid off for 1 year, then in July off the next year I received a call on a Saturday morning to interview on a Tuesday in another school district. When I walked in God gave me favor and two of the three interviewers I knew. I was hired. When school started I was placed at a high poverty school, but 2 weeks later moved to a school in high income area. I blossomed there. God sent me a classroom aide who was remarkable, I got an opportunity to teach drama after school. It was amazing. I stayed there 5 wonderful years. I applied for an assistant principal job and that is what I do today. God has shown me that he has even more in store for me. I said all that to say this, God knows where you are and he has a remarkable plan for your life. He was teaching me to rely on Him, not my job, my ex husband, or even my education, so fully rely on Him. Who would have ever thought I would be crying one day, and rejoicing the next. Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage.

  4. Gail Mattox says:

    Amen, I have a worry, I am stepping out of my comfort zone, my love of 44 years went tranistion to his eternal home on June 16, 2017, and my life change, downsizing to an apartment, just many changes, but God can exceedingly and abundantly what I ask or think.

    • I’m so sorry for your loss, Gail. I will pray right now God surrounds you with His comfort as you live this new chapter of your time on this side of heaven. ❤️

    • Im so sorry Gail. Praying for you as you enter a new season. He is the ultimate comforter and is still at work in your life.

  5. Thank you Lysa. My worship song for today is Broken things by Mathew West.

  6. Thank you for this reminder.

  7. Dawn Westbrook says:

    So thankful to read another of Lysa’s teachings. I have missed her and have prayed for her.

  8. Perfect timing Lysa…Bless you!

  9. Well said, Lysa. We are wise when we, like Joshua, question the source of the whispers to our souls — “Are you from God or from the enemy?” Worship reveals their identity. Satan can’t abide worship of God. Sing praises, pray, read Scripture — whoosh! He’s gone.

  10. Thank you for these wise words about worshipping him in the middle of our battles. It’s hard to worry and worship at the same time!

  11. I wish I could have the confidence to say am really connected to God during prayer. I have prayed, i have cried, I have pleaded with God to intervene but I supposed its not yet my time for HIS response. please pray for me to wait upon the Lord. My husband just walked out of our matrimonial home and is now leaving with another woman and he is not even supporting me and our son who is in College and has outstanding fees. Please join me in prayer that God fills in the gap initially was praying that my husband comes back but it looks like its all in vain. Please pray for me coz i really love him though.

    • Praying with you Alexandra.

    • My prayers are with you, Alexandra. Because the rains are so heavy and the clouds of the storm are so dark, it is often impossible to see the One who is walking with us and taking us through it. Learning to trust God is a very difficult process, but one that God is determined to teach. When I recently endured a major storm and struggled with understanding why, I turned to God’s Word…specifically the Psalms. There I found MY words being spoken by these psalmists. They felt what I felt. They wondered, too, “where are You???” in the midst of their storms. They were learning to trust Him. Here is where you will find your connection and direction. God IS our refuge. Run to Him and stay there! There is much more to your story that you’re unaware of, but God knows and is at work. Believe He hasn’t forgotten you, but will bring things to light in due time. You are loved!

  12. Terry A Gwathney says:

    What a blessing to start my day!

  13. Thank-you. I needed this reminder as I’ve been battling for over a year and things really seem to be getting worse, not better.

  14. Needed this today! I have forgotten to worship during my current battle. Thank you for the reminder to worry less and worship more!

  15. I,too,needed this today. I needed the reminder that I am not alone in the battles within and there are many. It’s so hard not to worry when those struggles involve your children. You pray and pray and pray and still feel like it’s not enough or at least I do when I can’t physically see God moving and answering my prayer. Sometimes I just want to throw my hands up in the air and just give up on God because I feel like He just isn’t listening to this Mother’s cries. BUT I know that’s not true. So I ask for forgivness, continue to pray for my son, and worship even MORE!

    • Robin, i feel exactly the same way. I have been praying hard for my daughter for years now and no change. Just yesterday I felt like giving up. My emotions inside are in such a battle and I get so upset as to why God does not answer my prayers. And it is so very hard when others around you get answered prayers immediately or that their children are all doing well. I know this is not much of encouragement, but just wanted to let you know you are not alone in what you are feeling.

  16. I’m praying for you Alexandra. I’ve been journeying through separation and divorce from my husband. It began 3 years ago when he chose to leave. He walked away from all responsibilities related to me and our children. I faced financial devastation. But God has been, and continues to be, gracious and overwhelmingly faithful. He has provided in such ways that I never would have imagined. He reminded me over and over again that I was not alone. He was (and is) my provider. God loves you and knows your struggles. You are not alone. You are loved with an everlasting love that will never leave you or forsake you.

  17. Denise Cocking says:

    Worry less, worship more. I mean this sums it all up. I am a new student, returning to college after 15 years, and I am quite overwhelmed. I am taking an Anatomy and Physiology class totally online and I have been struggling with the material. I worry and stress about passing my tests and getting a good grade. When what I need to be doing is asking the Lord for wisdom and knowledge. I need to depend on God to give me what I need to be successful in this class. Because with Him all things are possible.

  18. Pastor literally just spoke on this passage last night. What a confirming word! Jesus is neither friend or foe but has come to take over my battles. Thank you for the reminder to simply worship Him.

  19. When I was struggling through my husbands infidelity the Lord gave me a lot of music to help me worship when I didn’t know what else to do or say. The song “make a way” by the band “I am They” is an incredible reminder that God’s plans and ways are higher than mine and I must Trust Him completely each and every day to walk me through this. Hope that song brings comfort to any of you as well!

  20. Ana I Mendez says:

    Thank you for this today. Presently in Miami, Florida in the track of hurricane Irma. So we will be turning our worship on and continue to pray for a miracle that this storm turns off towards the ocean and not make landfall

  21. Joy Griffith says:

    I am holding tight to this today. As my daughter, her husband and her children are homeless. Please keep them and us in prayer. The situation is too complicated to explain but we need a mighty miracle today! God bless you.

  22. Bonnie Sauder says:

    Lysa…….this hit the nail on the head for me. Thank you, so very much, for sharing this.
    With all the disaster and devestation that is going on around us right now……….this is the kind of TRUTH that we need to get us through.
    I feel like I hear your heart – greater depth and greater faith. Thank you for not backing down from adversity, but ministering through it.
    You are so beloved to this body of Christ, and women that seek God with all their hearts.
    Bonnie Sauder

  23. I’m entering a new phase in my life with my husband and need some group “therapy” or a bible study for Empty Nesters. I’ve was a stay at home mom and my husband was the “bread winner”. I feel like our lives are soooo different and even more now than ever. I feel like we are very disconnected. This devotion was perfect timing for me!

    • Stephanie I understand what you are going through. I’m not an empty nester as my three adult children all live at home. But they don’t ” need ” me a such anymore. I have found great satisfaction in volunteering at a couple of places in my local community. But there are still many hours when I’m not so sure who I am…..

  24. Margaret Primeñ says:

    Thank you Lisa for this devotional. It is where I am right now. I am dealing with a stressful family issue and need the strength of the Lord. Very encouraging Word. Thank you so much.

  25. Thank you Lysa. God always seems to use you to speak to my stubborn self. Looking forward to the the word alive this month. Been counting down the days.

  26. Amanda Soirez says:

    Worshipping God gets the focus off you and on Him. Changes perspective.

  27. Lord, I pray for each of my sisters and their need today. I thank you for your servants, like Lisa, who walk in obedience to bring Your TRUTH to us. Many times, we know these truths but in the midst of life, they can be lost. Father, You are faithful, 100% of the time. Help that truth to be firmly placed in our hearts and remind us in the good times and the bad. You have already walked our paths and walk with us, always. Just like the sun still shines on a cloudy day, so do you work in our lives in the darkest of times. Bind the enemy in each of these situations and bring others to help carry the burden. We praise you for the victories that you will give! I Love You, Father, and my sweet sisters-in-Jesus! Amen

  28. Thank you! Simply beautiful, simply put. Just what I needed.

  29. Jane Miller says:

    This could not have come at a better time! I live in Houston and my mother’s house and mine were flooded after Harvey. My house is still inaccessible after almost 2 weeks, but my mom’s is finally accessible. Today we will start the journey of going through her home to gut it out. I’ve been constantly turning to God throughout this time & feeling His guiding hands and love. The reminder today and the wonderful biblical reference gives me added strength! Thank you!! I can’t tell you how thankful I am for this amazing ministry that Lysa started and my best friend shared with me.

  30. Chapel P Davis says:

    Lysa – I continue to pray for you and Art and the restoration of your family. I pray that God will open Arts eyes, turn him from Darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.

    Blessings to you as you continue to lead others in worship and learning more about the Lord amidst your own struggles and pain. May God grant you his peace.

  31. Good morning,….I really appreciated your line about worry less…etc….that is my downfall….I see the way that our country is…responding….to this adm…for me I see that (some) in this country really seemed to adhere to the evil..etc ways of our last adm…& don’t want to let loose… That is what is scary to me…my hubby is so much better @ not worrying…he just hands it over to God…completely…I guess I have some work to do….

    Have a blessed day…guys….Kathy Wyg

  32. Kaye Kruetzman says:

    When I pray, I have been concentrating on thanking the Lord first and foremost for his mercy, provision, and love. I realized I was putting all my worries and needs first in my prayer time — selfish me. He does so much to protect and provide for me. So, I tell him in my prayers that I already know he has the answers and will take care of each one if I just let him do his work in me. This reminds me of what he has done in the past and will continue to do as my loving Father. There is something about expressing gratitude first and foremost that seems to overcome my fears and worries and gives me assurance in my daily walk.

  33. Julie Arnold says:

    So glad to see you back. I have been thinking and praying about you during your time off. I know it is never easy but with God you can make it through.

  34. Always you offer a most powerful word of hope & encouragement. Thank you Lysa Terkeurst.💖🙏🏻

  35. Karista Sheppard says:

    Lysa, you have such an amazing gift. I always look forward to hearing your wisdom. You are my mentor.
    God bless you.

  36. Lysa, thank you so much for sharing this little devotional! I am in the middle of a struggle that has brought on a lot of fear and uncertainty to my family and even as I have brought it to the Lord, I find myself picking it back up instead of leaving it at His feet. During this time I’ve been more of a complainer than a worshiper! As I read this this morning it felt like the very words of the Lord telling me to lay it all down and worship Him! Thank you!

  37. I am currently going through a divorce after being married 26 years. I have chosen to get a divorce after multiple affairs that my husband has had and an online profile, etc. I have 5 children, 4 adult children and an eleven year old. Hardest thing I have ever had to do or go through in my life. I struggle daily with….am I doing the right thing. Sometimes my children are angry with me for not going back to him. I am praying over and over for reassurance or clarity from God that I am following his plan. Some days I feel very good about my decision and some days I have great fear about my future and feel so alone. Thank you for sharing this devotion! So many times I need to hear exactly what the devotion is for the day!

    • You are better than someone who treats you with such little respect. God help you through this valley time in your life. 💜

  38. Thank you again for this timely devotional. I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face as fear and worry have gripped me. I can do nothing but pray, and voice my concerns to what seems to be deaf ears. Thank you for reminding me to worship. I know that He will redirect my focus and will remind me that He is in control, and because I’m praying about it, He’s working on it.

    • I just want you to know you are not alone. I have suffered so badly from fear and anxiety in the past several years, and the more I surrender control, the more peace I feel. Alone, we can’t fix it. We need a miracle. And God will provide; we obey, we surrender, we love, we praise, we give thanks, we worship, and He does the rest. We can let go. We can do this together. The more we let go, the more we receive His peace. Praying for a total release from anxiety for you today. Let go, friend, Let it all go. and obey His voice. every step of the way, obey, give thanks, and release. You can. You will. I’m right here with you believing for you!

  39. Thank you very much for great word!

  40. Kimberly Woody says:

    From the bottom of my heart, I thank you!! I know God outlined today’s message for me. On July 28, 2017, my husband was diagnosed with cancer. Four weeks later a larger mass was found in my right ovary. Today, he begins chemo /radiation and I’m planning for surgery on the 19th. We are stead fast in our faith and belief that our heavenly father has him in his hands, yet I find myself lying awake every night full of doubts and worry. I worry if my mass is cancer and if so how bad is it. How am I going to fight this while taking care of my husband and my son. I feel as if this mountain before me is crushing me before I can ever start the climb. Like Joshua, I long to just trust and obey. Please add myself and my family to your prayer list that we can simple trust and obey. Thank you, Kimberly Woody Anchorage Alaaka

    • In this world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer, i have overcome the world. John 16:33.

    • Mariposa♥ says:

      praying♥

    • He will never leave you nor forsake you. He has your back and He is faithful to his children. He will bring you through to the other side. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge him and He will make straight your path. Dear do not allow your mind to run ahead- praise him and continue to praise Him for what He is doing and for what He is going to do. This will take your eyes off yourself and your situation. why worry when you have nothing to worry about as of now. just be with your husband and leave the rest to the God of the Universe, Our Father, our Jesus and our Holy Spirit. Be at Peace!!!!!!!! HE LOVES YOU AND HE LOVES YOUR HUSBAND AND SON. YOU MUST TRUST IN HIS FAITHFULNESS. IT IS HARD, I KNOW, BUT THIS IS WHERE WE GROW IN A DEEPER FAITH WALK WITH THE LORD. BE AT PEACE LITTLE ONE, I AM WITH YOU!

  41. Thank you so much for this encouraging message! This week I have felt exceptionally defeated. I have been facing challenges at home and at work. So often I forget to take time and acknowledge that regardless of any situation that I am faced with, God is still in control and working behind the scenes!

  42. As always, you seem to have a knack for knowing just what my heart needs to hear… Thank You!!

  43. Today’s devotion, by the Lords grace, as a reminder to worry less & worship more!Spend more intimate time with the Lord & his holy word!
    Thank you.

  44. Krystal Williams says:

    This message popped up several time on my newsfeed on FB this morning. After scrolling past a few times, I decided, maybe this is for me to see. Of course, it was exactly what I needed! I’m struggling with making a decision to go back to school for my Masters. Financially, it is impossible. However, I can’t shake the desire. Continued prayers that God will guide and direct me!

  45. janny holder says:

    As I face any situation, I trust and worship God. Its a wonderful thing to know we serve a good father, fill of love and mercy for us. thank you God for meeting all my needs and for equipping me with everything I need to fight the battle.

  46. Thank you for your wonderful words. I never saw that in the scripture before how Joshua needed assurance. Thank you for showing me how i can apply the stories in the bible to my own present day life. I do know that worry is the biggest strong hold in most people’s lives. We want to go over or under the issue instead of holding Jesus’ hand and go through it. I want to see the outcome before I’ve experienced what God has asked me to serve him with. When I am able to which I’m doing right now in my life is waiting, trusting and hoping for reconciliation with my youngest adult daughter. It’s so hard at times that I can barely breathe and then I tell myself God is asking me to serve him in obedience. I try to figure out ways to make it happen but God is a Yong no right now. I will worship him in song and praise when I feel I’m unraveling from the wait. Thanks Lysa! Praying for you! You are so brave and courageous! Just know you are so loved!

  47. Thanks for the encouraging words .as I face my day to day walk and try to live in the scriptures.

  48. This really could not have came at a better time. God has perfect timing. I am dealing with stress of debating on buying a buying an already built home or building a new one.

  49. Yvonneness says:

    Thank you for the wisdom you have shared with us. Right now I am personally going through something at work and I know it is not right. I prayed this morning asking God to show up, open doors and guide me as to what I should do. He is faithful and I trust that He is at work, even if, I don’t see Him or feel Him near me. I tend to doubt that He is listening to my requests. Thank you for reassuring me that He is faithful and Has me. God is good!

  50. Janice Alston says:

    Great and inspiring words of encouragement. I wrest with unwanted thoughts, and kneel and pray about about how conquer fear. I am doing much better, and this message put the icing on the cake. I had a doctor’s appointment scbeduled on the 18th of this month. But, the doctor rescheduled it for the 16tb of October. I was a little unhappy at first. Then I read your message and it gave me clarity. Doctors have lifes to. Thanks for allowing me to understand God is working things out in his way I just have to keep having Faith and Believe. Good news is I have God.

  51. Fredrick Wanjau says:

    Thank you Lysa for today’s encouragement. The message is what I really needed today in my Spiritual journey. God bless you and your family.

  52. You. Have. No. Idea. I’m a fLoridian living on the east coast preparing for the biggest, most powerfully sustained hurricane recorded. I’ve never been this spooked by a hurricane and I’ve been through dozens. A few hours ago I invited 4 close friends to join me in thanking God in our group texts for the small things we are thankful for throughout the next few days. Determined to have praise for my God on my lips NO MATTER WHAT we face. I didn’t know why that idea occurred to me but this devotion I just read confirms to me that I’m making the right choice.

  53. I loved this Lysa. So many good truths to take from this. Good reminders to worship Him and to worry less (actually stop worrying ;)), get into the Word and believe it. It’s so much easier to stop thinking about our challenges, trials, and hurts when we focus on Jesus and ‘fix our eyes on Him’!
    I loved this verse Psalm 29:2.
    Praying for you!

  54. Thank you, Lysa. What a great reminder. Our Lord is worthy. Praying for you.

  55. Thank you Lysa. i needed this today. i have been looking too much at my weakness and worrying but failed to look at His strength and power and begin to worry. Worshiping Him is truly what my soul needs.

  56. I need everything you have to give.- I am looking for the recent devotional “ARE YOU THE WOMAN YOU WANT TO BE”. Can’t find it anywhere. Can anyone out there help me?
    Thank you and God Bless
    RB

  57. This is something I constantly struggle with. I frequently struggle with severe anxiety and depression. When I get anxiety attacks, God is far from my mind. This devotional reminded me of something so simple. Worship. Thank you for writing this, Lysa! I’ve shared it all over my social media accounts, encouraging everyone I know to read it!

  58. Merle Nursten says:

    I have struggles that continue and quite frankly I’m tired of repeating them and I also know its all in Gods timing. And I know without a doubt that I am in a certain season in my life and I know how far I have come from a very deep pit I was in for years. So I am incredibly grateful to my Father for saving me, literally! But I go through these days of feeling very disconnected and it pains me. I battle to pray because I just don’t know what to pray for. So today instead of listening to another sermon while I get ready for work I’m going to listen to worship music! Xx

  59. Thanks! This is what I needed this morning! I love the worry less and worship more. I’m so thankful for the devotional and all the encouragement I have received from this site.

    God Bless

  60. Nikki Washington says:

    Proverbs 31 has so many excellent teaches and timely lessons but it’s always especially encouraging to hear from Lysa

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