2017-09-09 - My Godly Caped Crusader
When I feel frazzled, I go to the Man who created me, to help me remain calm. God does not leave me stranded. “Help me, Lord,” I ask, hoping for something to take away this consuming feeling of dread and terror.
The Lord reminds me that I have the tools to combat fear. “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) The Lord could not have been any clearer that we are not to be afraid of what may happen. It is a constant theme throughout the Bible. Knowing this loosens the knot in my tummy, but it doesn't go away completely.
Ultimately I have to believe God is looking after us. I have to be strong and courageous in whatever I face, for God is always there, although not visibly. I constantly remind myself that God is the opposite of fear. Since I am created in His image, I do not have to be best buddies with fear anymore. I can give myself and my loved ones the gift of being faithful instead of fearful.
Lord, Thank You for the Bible. It provides promises and truths to help quench our fears. Please guide and protect me in all my ways. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.