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Sunday School: Feeling Fearful? God Makes Your Steps Firm!

I’ve been so stressed lately! It might sound funny, but when I’m really stressed, an odd thing happens to me: The muscles around my eyes start to twitch. Usually these twitches don’t last very long, but I recently had to do something that caused the area around my left eye to twitch consistently for a week!

I had to give a presentation to my church.

It wasn’t a sermon–think more like a business presentation. Our church has been discussing things we want to do in 2013; the Lord gave me some ideas and wisdom, so the senior pastor asked me to present those ideas to the church staff and the board of elders.

Even as an adult, public speaking still makes me nervous, and now I had to give a presentation to a room full of people who’ve all been in ministry longer than I have. I felt inadequate and the stress kicked my eye muscles into overdrive. I was worried I wouldn’t get much sleep in the days before the presentation…but then I read this:

Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord holds us by the hand (Psalm 37:23-24, NRSV).

Read it again.

When are our steps “made firm by the Lord”? When He delights in our way, right?

I’m about 98% sure that the presentation I gave to my church was composed of ideas God brought to my heart and mind through much prayer, but there’s always room for human error. The thing is, if God delights in my way and if this is the way He wants our church to go, then He will make our steps firm.

He will make my steps firm.

I felt inadequate to give this presentation because I haven’t spent as much time working in ministry as the people I was presenting to, but that doesn’t really matter. Even if I stumbled through some of the words in the presentation, if this is the way God is leading me, then He isn’t going to let me fall on my face.

This was a comforting thought for me.

Girls, have you ever felt like God wanted you to do something, but you were still really scared because you thought you might fall?

I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry. He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm (Psalm 40:1-2).

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5 Comments

  1. Paris

    Posted by Paris on February 17, 2013 at 22:54

    This is just what I needed! Now I KNOW I can make it through school because God is holding my hand! 😀

  2. Deeblves3

    Posted by Deeblves3 on February 17, 2013 at 19:45

    Thank you Ms.Arman for letting the Lord use you in mighty ways! You are a blessing. I had wanted to suggest that you check out Psalm 55:22. Always reminds me I have peace and comfort through Christ. Thank you for this, for myself as a worship leader I also tend to feel inadequate sometimes but my pastor says that “It’s better to do something and make a mistake than do nothing at all!”

  3. Kyla

    Posted by Kyla on February 17, 2013 at 15:46

    Desperately needed this right now! Thanks Jenn! 🙂
    I’m so glad the presentation went well!

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by M.A.D4Jesus on February 17, 2013 at 13:48

    Amen!

  5. BonitaGirl

    Posted by BonitaGirl on February 17, 2013 at 13:35

    Really needed this today! Thankyou!!