I see you, your knees bent and your hands scraping the dirt to find material to build. You are still making bricks like you did in Egypt. Fear is your task master. You fear that you will fail. You fear that you are not enough. You fear that you will always be unwanted. Some build walls of service so they will feel that they are valuable to Me. Some build walls of isolation in hopes of hiding. Your fears motivate you to build. These fears are not unfounded, they are very real. But, I want you to bring them to Me for fear shall no longer be your master. My perfect love drives out fear. I will teach you how to deal with the hurts and show you how to live without walls. I called you away from Egypt, away from the fear of failure, away from rejection. You will not be forsaken by Me, for everything that I required of you was met in the sacrifice of My son. Don’t reject My Sacrifice for you. In all your building and effort you grieve Me because I see you trying to prove yourself. Your effort is not of faith. It is not trusting that My Son is enough. I have provided strength for you. You will walk in this strength when you choose to forsake your own ways and believe Me. ~God
Isaiah 53:5 But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on Him, and by His wounds we are healed.
Acts 4:11-12 Jesus is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’ Salvation is found in no one else.
James 4:7,10 Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you. Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will exalt you.
Romans 6:14 For sin (fear) shall no longer be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace.
Hebrews 4:9-11 There remains then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from their works. Let us, therefore,
make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will perish by following their example of unbelief.