God led me – on path to becoming fearless and forgiven – and forgiving.
Why? He had to! I was gripped by fear and filled with unforgiveness. I quaked and shrank back into the shadows following the loss of my younger son, Kyle, fearful of every phone call and knock on the door – and so much more.
But God is bigger than fear and full of forgiveness. He pursues us as He calls us His own. He woos us with His glorious Word. And He calls us His own. I’m so thankful.
I pray these eight truths God whispered through His Book, the Bible, encourage you as much as they did me. Hugs – from my heart to yours. Susan
Fear = an emotion of dread or alarm caused by danger
Forgive = to pardon or acquit of sins; acquittal
But now, says the Lord—
the one who created you, Jacob,
the one who formed you, Israel:
Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are mine.
Do not fear,
I am with you.
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
8 Do not hold against us the sins of our fathers;
may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
for we are in desperate need.
9 Help us, God our Savior,
for the glory of your name;
deliver us and forgive our sins
for your name’s sake.
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Psalm 97:5 The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.
Acts 10:36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.
Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him,
O LORD, thank you for teaching us to:
And when we do, You, O Lord,
Call us BY NAME
Say, “You are mine”
Say, “I am with you”
Are our refuge and strength
Are an EVER PRESENT help in trouble
Forgive our sins
Pour a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over into our laps
Because You are LORD OF ALL.
Thank You for richly blessing us with Your Truth, O Father God, our LORD of ALL. Touch the hearts of the ones You plan to touch today with the Truth of Your Word, Lord God. In the powerful name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.
40 thoughts on “8 Truths to Become Fearless and Forgiven”
I have missed joining you on your great linkup. I hope this week I can get back into the swing of things. I have not felt well for about the last month. I hope you will pray for me. Thanks for joining us at the #LMMLinkup this past week.
Dear Father, we come to You, our Healer, lifting the name of Your daughter, Mary Hill, to You. You say come, so we do. You heal, so we ask for healing for Mary. And we praise You for Who You are. Thank You, in the name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen
Thank you for this encouraging post. Have a blessed week.
Thank you for visiting Barbie. Hugs, Susan
Thank you for these hope-filled reminders! God is there with us. He’s for us and He’s got this – no matter how big or troubling our situation may be! Thank you so much for sharing this hope with us at #MomentsofHope ♥
Blessings and smiles,
Oh, Lori, yes He is with us – thank God He shines His brightest light into our darkest moment. Hugs, Susan
we all need the truth to be fearless and forgiven as well..
Yes Indah! Truth makes such a difference for each one of us, doesn’t it? Hugs, Susan
Great verses. They’ve spoken to me today. Thank you.
Hugs! So glad God met you here. Susan
Thank you for these truths, Susan!
My honor and pleasure to share truths, Leslie! Thank you. Hugs, Susan
This is so good!
Oh thank you Elizabeth! Hugs, Susan
Wonderful post! The verses give such comfort and the prayer is great too!
Comfort. Can we ever get enough unless it’s from our Mighty God, Julie?! Hugs, Susan
Oh Susan -such a great prayer – Lord help me to be those things as well today and tomorrow and everyday – fearless, forgiving, and forgiven! I linked up today, but we are also neighbors over at #SpiritualSundays today too!
hey, just wanted to say thanks for linking up with #TuneInThursday this week. Sorry for my delay in stopping by, it has been a busy week 🙂
Oh, Debbie, I understand totally! Thank you for always commenting. Hugs, Susan
you are most welcome and thanks for linking up again this week with me )
Amen and amen Debbie – me too. How fun to be “neighbors” out here on the world wide web…!
God’s word is powerful – it can do what nothing or no one else can do
Nylse, yes, yes, yes! God’s Word is indeed powerful and effective. Hugs, Susan
I love reading these reminders of who GOD is. It’s too easy to just think about who we are. Thanks for the encouragement, Susan!
Yes, Lisa, that is so true. We focus on us and lose sight of Who our Great God is from time to time…
Such encouragement! Thank you for hosting the link up today.
Thank you Valerie! God’s Word is encouraging, isn’t it?! Hugs, Susan
I hope you’ve started your spring with a spring in your step! Have a great weekend!
You too Lisa! It’s “springy” here! Hugs, Susan
So many favorite Scriptures in this mix. Thanks for curating this collection of hope and sound counsel.
Thank you Michele. You offer me such encouragement. Hugs! Susan
Psalm 97:5 is one of my favorites…it shows God’s power and it reminds you that He IS in control of our lives and our country and the future. Thanks for the reminder today.
Jamie, that is so true! Psalm 97:5 indeed is a powerful reminder of Who is Who and in control…cuz we forget from time to time, don’t we?! Hugs, Susan
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