I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Fear has a way of sneaking up on us. It often begins when some small detail gets derailed or something we counted on goes awry. Then, like dominoes toppling, one thing after another seems to lead to bigger and larger problems. The snowflake that we tried to ignore appears to have become an avalanche while we weren’t looking.
Maybe you’re worried about something looming in the future. Or you might be feeling sad as you grieve the loss of something or someone important to you. It could be your finances and the way there never seems to be enough money. You might be reeling from a friend’s betrayal or fighting an addiction all your own.
No matter how large or small your concern, your Father wants to comfort you and calm your heart. He knows about emotions—after all, he created us and made us in his own image. But he doesn’t want our feelings to control us or lead us into temptation. He will deliver you from your fears, no matter how great or small.
Pray: “Father, I will run to you when something frightens me and sends me reeling. Whether big or little, my fears will disappear in your presence.”
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