Near

Re: Verse reading– Jeremiah 1 (day three)

“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth.”  Fear doesn’t indicate that you’re unfit for God’s use.  To the contrary, fear is often evidence of his fervent call in your life.  That was certainly true for Jeremiah, whose fear of speaking was his response to God’s call to lift his own shaky voice.  When he used that fear as a starting point for a conversation with God, God drew nearer and placed his fingerprints at the very point of Jeremiah’s anxiety.  He never forgot how close God came to him, no matter how hard life got.  Are you afraid?  Chances are your fear is a telltale sign that God is calling you to take the very action that terrifies you.  When you speak your fear to God, he’ll respond with a nearness you’ll never get over.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor to Pastoral Ministries & College and Single Adults at FBCSA.

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