Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them; for the LORD your God goes with you, he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV
In the past week, my granddaughter expressed numerous things that she feared. As I listened intently, I realized that although she has never experienced any negative or traumatic situations that would substantiate her fears, she was still afraid.
As believers, what do you fear? Is it the future, is it anxiety from past experiences, or is it your current circumstances? There is a solution to what and who we fear: God is always aware of our human frailties and He is always available to allay all of our fears.
Communication through prayer–using plain talk and simply acknowledging our concerns to God is exactly the solution to provide us with perfect peace.
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Matthew 6:25 ESV
We are just ordinary people, but God tells us to have strength and courage; remember that He is always here, regardless of the circumstances that we face in our lives.
Prayer for today: Dear God, We admit that we have fear about many things–the known as well as the unknown. We ask you to please help us to completely rely on you, to always trust in you. Although we are just ordinary people, you have provided the way for us to be courageous through your strength. We thank you for your loving kindness, your grace, and your mercies. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
© Sonya Johnson Ruiz 2019
Melbourne Beach Pier, Florida