The Confident Woman: Day 18, 19, 20 and 21

January 21, 2013 at 11:39 pm | Posted in The Confident Woman | Leave a comment
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The Confident Woman DevotionalUgh, I am bad at this! Well, I really WANT to get caught up, but life keeps getting in the way (same tune, eh?) So, let’s start again:

Day 18: Romans 12:3 Faith to do it

Day 19: Romans 8:28 God can fix it

Day 20: Luke 10:41-42 God has the answers

Day 21: Psalm 103:11-12 Free from the past

Sometimes we need to walk by faith. That is what day 18 speaks about. God has a plan for us, a great plan. We need to take that first — or many — steps, not thinking of the “what ifs.” When we take that first step, we prove to God we trust him and he is leading us on the right path.

But how do you know it is God? I have heard that sometimes God answers prayers in mysterious ways. How do we know the difference? That has always been a tricky area for me.

Day 19 covers stepping outside the box and maybe making mistakes from time to time. Joyce makes a point that God knows we are human, he knows our capabilities and that we are trying. If we feel like something is right and could be part of his plan, then we should try it. If we screw up, God will be there to hold our hand.

Day 20 speaks to me. I am a worrier. I don’t know how to be otherwise. Joyce gives us some little gems of wisdom: “Worry does not make you escape your trouble; it only makes you unfit to deal with it when it comes.”

“God is our help in trouble. When you worry, you are on your own.”

” Confidence is the fruit of trusting God.”

I need to take these words to heart.

And finally, Day 21 talks about forgetting the guilt associated with our sins. Joyce said when we repent for our sins, and God forgives us, he also takes away that guilt. HOWEVER, we need to release it and many, many people do not. I know I feel guilty for a long time, even over minor things that are not my fault. I need to let go of the guilt, once and for all.

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