About the Author

Becky is an author, speaker, Bible teacher, mom of three loud boys, and the Community and Editorial Manager for (in)courage. She loves writing about anxiety, motherhood, and the kindness of God. Long naps, shady trails, and a good book make her really happy.

(in)side DaySpring: things we love
& you will too!
Find more at DaySpring.com
(in)side DaySpring:
things we love
& you will too!
Find more at
Recent Posts

Reader Interactions


  1. I woke up this morning feeling beat down and discouraged. I’d only been awake for maybe ten minutes when I started reading your devotional. I’m so glad I did. Thank you for your words of encouragement and for reminding me through God’s Word that no matter what my future holds, I won’t face it alone. I never have and I never will. I can do all things through Christ Jesus and when I am weak then He is strong. Also that my hope is in Him; not in my abilities. Praise God. For nothing is impossible for Him. I can face this new day now with confidence and joy remembering who is right here with me. Jesus Jesus Jesus.

  2. Oh thank you for this sweet said reminder. In all seasons of our life. While our children envelop marriage and kids of their own – God be with them … leading their decisions. While we begin retirement together let us enjoy ourselves with Christ at our table, in our home, in our hearts always and forever.

  3. Thank you for this post. I am dealing with a situation that is beyond my ability to handle and my stress level is causing sleepless nights. As I read your devotional, each scripture resonated within me and re-calibrated my spirit. Thank you for responding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit. May God continue to bless and prosper this ministry.

    • God’s timing is always perfect. I needed my own words today too. Praying God’s presence will be palpable in your life today and the situation you face.

  4. How appropriate this inspirational message is for me today. I am often planning what errand I need to handle for my Mother, my Husband or one of my adult children. I don’t always remember to just ask God for help and to ask the Holy Spirit for guidance. I have permission to ask Jesus to be involved in all my activities. What a help this is for every day.

    I lived many years just trying to figure out things on my own. This can cause anxiety and depression. I have been a believer since Jr. High School. Wisdom is what we all need from God’s Holy Bible. He gives those who ask wisdom. There is no shame in asking God for His wisdom with children, jobs, marriage, finances, and relationships.

    Thank You Lord for helping me.

  5. Dear Becky, this was just what I needed today! The news this week will be chaotic and frightening. I’m going to go through the week with Jesus. I don’t have to go it alone. (And I don’t need to doom scroll either! Praying I will avoid that pitfall.)

  6. There are so many uncertainties in our world right now, I have been feeling a steady stream of anxiety the past year. It ebbs and flows depending on my work life…my home life…my health.
    THIS post hit me in all the feels and I found myself breathing deeply through it. (Also a great reminder to me to crack open my Jesus Calling every day again. 🙂 Thanks, as always, Becky, for your gentle reminders that we are not alone. That we have Jesus in every moment and a beautiful sisterhood here at (in)courage to support us through each day. Happiest New Year to you! And give little Jude an extra squeeze today from all of us here.

  7. Becky,
    I absolutely loved this: “Pride says, I have to handle this all on my own. Fear says, I will be unequipped and alone. But the knowledge of God says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).” Pride and fear are used by the enemy to lure us into defeatest thinking. Thanks for the reminder that God is with me “wherever I go.”
    Bev xx

  8. Becky,

    When my hubby worries about anything I quote Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. I remind him that God has never let you down. Take that problem & give it to God. Let Him handle it. See what He has to say about it. We must believe that with God we can do anything & ALL things. That’s how David defeated Goliath, Joshua & Caleb knew that also. Let’s be women who run to God first & see what wisdom He has for us.

    Blessings 🙂

  9. Thank you for today’s post, Becky. I felt the same anxiety before my third and fourth children were born. I was unsaved at the time. Looking back I see that those anxieties were needless. God had me and he has been faithful throughout my life. Yes, Joshua 1:9 and Philippians 4:6 and 7 are excellent verses to keep in mind!

  10. Becky,
    I did not read this until the end of my day. Thanks so much for reminding me that God has control of everything I worry about, that He is always with me in the big and little things and that He only wants what’s best for me.

  11. How appropriate is this writing for today! I love the Scriptures you sited. They are some of my “go to” Scriptures when anxiety approaches. My life verse is Philippians 4:6-7. It has helped me in so many ways to overcome fear and anxiety whenever it raises its ugly head! As I have “tiptoed” into 2021, a little leery of what lies ahead, may the Lord remind me that He is, indeed, still with me…no matter what!

  12. Thank you for the encouragement.
    I got both Deut. 31 & Joshua 1 this week.
    This was confirmation for me.