How easy is it to focus on what God doesn’t do for me? Way too easy. I get distracted. The “shiny object” grabs my attention and diverts me. It happens a lot.
The big thing Jesus never gives me is fear or worry. That is NEVER as in not at all. Worry is not from Jesus.
What Jesus does gives me is power. That is POWER in a big way. Jesus has given me His Holy Spirit.
And Jesus gives me love. When I don’t know how or even can’t find it in me, Jesus shows me the way.
But here is the kicker. I need self control to get to where God wants me to be. He gives me self-control as well. And oh how I need self-control.
How amazing is that? VERY. God is so very good.
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self- control.” 2 Timothy 1:7