Deut. 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
Dear Lord, I pray that the Deeper Still participants will be strong and courageous, that they will not fear or dread their enemy but will be confident that it is the Lord their God that goes with them. He will never leave or forsake them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Monday night we met at Two Rivers Church in Knoxville, TN for a evening of prayer to cover the retreat coming up in only a week in a half! It was a beautiful time of entering into the Lord’s presence. During the meeting, we prayed that the participants would not fear. As a participant in the past, I remember being anxious about going. I knew God wanted me to go to the retreat, but I didn’t know why or what awaited me there. I was afraid of what would happen when those old wounds were reopened. I left them closed for a reason—it hurts to open a wound for further healing. However, now looking back, I realize that I had nothing to fear. God is good. His only desire is to meet these women where they are and bring comfort, peace, restoration, and healing.
After leaving my retreat in April, I wasn’t sad. I wasn’t distraught. I wasn’t burdened. I wasn’t hurting.
I WAS FREE!! I was excited, happy, elated, and beaming with joy!
Oh, to know Him more, to know more of His unfailing love. That is what awaits these participants—more of Him and His love!