Yesterday morning as I began my day, I asked the Lord for courage.
I didn’t know that I would need it later.
Each morning my husband and I begin our day together in prayer and devotion, reflecting on the prophecies God has spoken over our lives and affirming our commitment to His promises. We pray over each other, and move forward about our days with our affirmed commitments in our hearts and minds.
But on this day, I’d slept in as he attended to some morning business. When I awakened, although I am ultra sentimental about even the tiniest of adventures and I’d usually be inclined to wait for his return, the Holy Spirit prompted me to fulfill our time together.
I meditated of God’s promise. I prayed over my husband. I prayed over our endeavors. And I prayed for courage to approach today’s “plate,” for God to remove fear and doubt, and for Him to elevate courage over fear.
As the day went on, things went well. All was good.
As I wrapped up some things in the evening, my body began to feel that awful familiar feeling of strangeness. I could barely breath; I was coughing deeply; I was extremely dizzy; I began having tremors; I put my hand over my heart before we left and said, “God, please take care of my body. I believe and know that you can. Please take away my fear.” And immediately, trust in God and courage came.
For a moment at the hospital things seemed to have felt worse. I did slightly begin to cry, thinking to myself that I just wanted this part of dealings in my life to be OVER. Then the Spirit of Correction immediately came – reminding me that I am supposed to be standing in courage – in boldness and faith. At this exact same moment, my husband rubs my hands, my arms, legs and foot, and prays for the Lord’s relief. He later shares a song with me about being by my side. It was so sweet.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
– Matthew 6:26
Although I received relief and doctor’s orders for the here and now, it was amazing to activate God’s orders for the here and now. Who knew that He knew that His early morning prompting would lead to my late night conviction and needs use?
I say “conviction” because the Lord knows our needs, and He has our desires at heart. But He has also left His Holy Spirit as a guide to remind us of our prayers, God’s power, and His ultimate love.
33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
– Matthew 6:33-34
Maybe you’re wondering where this all fits in. Maybe you are dealing with a bit of fear or uncertainty. Know that your prayers are heard and that the Lord will give you a just right portion to see you through your right now moment.
– P.S., Kaye –