Jesus & Joe: A Coffee Devotional
“Everybody gets really afraid, but its what you do in that moment, how you respond in your fear, that tells you a lot about where you are with God.” – Rick Dunn, Fellowship Church Knoxville
I sought the Lord and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4
When Luke puts on a superhero costume, he becomes a super hero. There is no question about it. Wearing a mask, he has super human power to overcome any obstacle.
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword and with a spear and javelin, but I come to you with the Name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand. 1 Samuel 17:45-46
In the same way, David didn’t need much convincing that He could overcome the overwhelming stature of Goliath. You see, David needed not to hide behind an army — he simply stood in the Name of the Lord.
Today, fear is no obstacle for you. This world may come at your with spear and javelin, but you come in the Name of the LORD and He will deliver you from all of your fears.
Lord, thank you for giving us your name. Thank you for creating us in Your Image, strong and courageous. Empower us today to overcome any obstacle. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Thank you for the sweet reminder today! As I prepare for our fourth baby’s arrival, I have realized that I am full of fear… Fear of the oh-so-fun labor and delivery part but also fear of just being equipped to raise FOUR little ones. As I read your post today, I was reminded of two things, that I am surrounded and covered by the presence of The Lord. Even the hard things like giving birth are easier when I lay them in His hands. Also, that he trusts me with the lives of these little souls given to me. When I remember they belong to Him and that He will guide me as I raise them, well… I can find peace for today in that (I might need a daily reminder :-). I also might need to borrow that super hero mask every now and then!
I have always loved the David & Goliath story. The Philistines thought Goliath was too big to fight. David thought he was too big to miss! 😉
Another thought: God knows that our human hearts are incapable of voluntarily stepping into places that take us beyond our comfort zone. But, He will be with us and will bring us out of them to deepen our trust and faith in Him. And we will emerge on the other side better than we were before.