Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday's Devotion: Fear and Anxiety

Bring me all your feelings, even the ones you wish you didn't have. Fear and anxiety still plague you.  Feelings per se are not sinful, but they can be temptations to sin. Blazing missiles of fear fly at you day and night. These attacks from the evil one come at you relentlessly.  Use your shield of faith to extinguish those flaming arrows. Affirm your trust in me, regardless of how you feel. If you persist, those feelings will eventually fall in line with your faith.

Do not hide from your fear or pretend that it is not there. Anxiety that you hide in the recesses of your heart will give birth to fear of fear: a monstrous stepchild. Bring your anxieties out into the Light of my Presence, where we can deal with them together. Concentrate on trusting Me, and fearfulness will gradually lose its foothold within you.

Ephesians 6:16
1 John 1:5-7
Isaiah 12:2

*Please say a special prayer for my sister, Tammie, as we are finding out some test results tomorrow. We aren't letting fear take a hold of us; rather we are trusting God to be the ultimate Healer that He is....leaving it all in His hands where it belongs. Love you, sweet sister! 

1 comment:

Miss V said...

Will be praying for your sister! xoxo