I’m pretty terrified of raising support. My pride and history says that I should not have to ask for help. My pride also says that if I should have to raise support, I can figure out my own way to do it. Well, how do you think that is working out for me? I know that God is using this process to humble me and to teach discipline- both things that I will need on campus and in life. In the mean time, I’m clinging to these promises:
For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
BONUS: Here’s an excerpt from Joyce Meyer’s book The Battle Belongs to the Lord. It’s called “Do It Afraid.” Read it here.