Not again, God.
Fear not. You know I’m with you.
Why am I going through this again?
Remember what I told you? In this world, you will have trouble. But fear not, I have overcome the world.
Fear not? It’s a dumpster fire out here! Now seems like the perfect time to fear.
But can all your fears, anxieties and worries add a single moment to your life?
It may not add a moment to my life, but the fact remains. I’m trapped in a cycle of thoughts that I want nothing to do with.
That’s why I’ve told you to cast them down and make them obey My Son.
But if I’m in this situation, that means that I’ve clearly done something wrong.
Stop it right now. You know better than that. I told you this was going to happen. Stop being so surprised at the fiery trials when they come to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.
Well yeah, but —
And you’re not special in this. There is no temptation that has overtaken you that is not common to man.
Well I thought I was kind of special…
The enemy didn’t come to knock you down and call you names. He came to steal, kill and destroy you, babygirl.
And you want me to fear not?!
Oh My daughter. Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds…
I’m not feeling very joyful…
And you don’t have to feel it. But count it all joy, when you come across these trials of various kinds. It’s not for nothing. When your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
Yeah, but it sucks, God. I don’t know that I have what it takes for this.
Yes you do. Put on My armor.
I’m not sure I have the strength for this.
That’s okay. Where you are weak, I am strong.