It was the beginning of the year
A lot to think and plan.
Mediating on God’s word,
The same words kept propping up for Peter again and again.
Don’t be afraid, don’t be afraid.
So true, Peter thought, how I can move forward without
Clearing all the debris from my head.
Fears, negativity, pessimism and lack of confidence
Are building dungeons in my mind.
Some of my works lie dead,Like bones on the desert ground.
How can I put my hand on the plough?
When I think of all that I had invested and lost time and time again...
“Peter,” his uncle, the Rabi came in just then and said.
God had given me a word for you
Turn your bible to 37:12-14 CJB
12 Therefore prophesy; say to them that Adonai Elohim says, ‘My people! I will open your graves and make you get up out of your graves, and I will bring you into the land of Isra’el. 13 Then you will know that I am Adonai — when I have opened your graves and made you get up out of your graves, my people! 14 I will put my Spirit in you; and you will be alive.
Don’t you think the God who gives life to dead bones cant He breathe life into your dead dreams again?
True, Peter nodded .“God is not done with you, yet, Peter”
See what he has promised for this year in the book of Haggai 2:5-9 CJB
4 Nevertheless, Z’rubavel, take courage now,” says Adonai; “and take courage, Y’hoshua the son of Y’hotzadak, the cohen hagadol; and take courage, all you people of the land,” says Adonai; “and get to work! For I am with you,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot. 5 “This is in keeping with the word that I promised in a covenant with you when you came out of Egypt, and my Spirit remains with you, so don’t be afraid!” 6 For this is what Adonai-Tzva’ot says: “It won’t be long before one more time I will shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land; 7 and I will shake all the nations, so that the treasures of all the nations will flow in; and I will fill this house with glory,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot. 8 “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.9 “The glory of this new house will surpass that of the old,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot, “and in this place I will grant shalom,” says Adonai-Tzva’ot.’”
Peter smiled, Uncle said
“Get to work son, and start ploughing, God is with you.
“Thank you dear God,” Peter replied,” I am no longer afraid to try once again.”