Isaiah 41:13 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.

Sometimes it is hard to do what we should do. We see a task before us that seems overwhelming. As we step out in trepidation, fear blinds us to the possibilities. We tend to freeze in our tracks. We turn our head away and cry, “NO!”

It is at these times that the only strength we can muster comes from the Holy Spirit within.

“Let me show you what forgiveness looks like. What it can do. How it feels. Why it is so important for you to learn how to forgive. Forgiveness is like gravity. It always, always , works. It can turn your enemies into your friends. It is a healing upon your own heart too. It is important for you to learn to forgive others so I can forgive you.”

Maybe it is learning to swim, or driving at night, or a fear of heights that has its’ hold on you. Maybe you fear change. Whatever it is, God is there to walk you through it.

Psalms 18:30 As for God, his way is perfect:
    The Lord’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.

God’s way is perfect. As things come at you today, challenges, trials, temptations and the like, just remember who is with you. The creator of the universe is your shield. I pray that you become aware of his presence today. I pray that He will lift you up. I pray that you can find within yourself the courage to forgive. In Christ Jesus our LORD. Amen.