God didn’t give us a spirit that makes us weak and fearful. He gave us a spirit that gives us power and love. It helps us control ourselves. 2 Timothy 1: 7 NIRV
In moments of reassurance, Christ reminds us we are loved. He pulls us from dreaded doubt that robs us of our worth. He helps us examine our hearts and rid ourselves of fear. And, in tender moments to feel the love of His faithfulness, He transforms us.
Often, we feel inadequate. But, God finds the way to help us see what He sees in us. He opens our hearts to the power of His will and changes us, when we learn how it feels to trust. He speaks in ways we understand, when we take time to listen. And, He prepares us to be used by Him.
God grows us! He fills us with purpose and allows us to receive the gifts of His holiness. When we have been readied to do great things, He fills us with a passion to serve Him with STRENGTH. He shows how to surrender our fear and helps us heal in wholeness.
Jesus left the gospel of PEACE with His disciples saying, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” He offers what the world cannot provide. He KNOWS the heart of ALL suffering and blesses the heart of our need. He will replace our fear with peace that passes all understanding. Do not be afraid! Surely, God is with us!
Dear God, Thank you for Your love. When fear tries to rob us of joy, humble our hearts, so we will find STRENGTH in YOU. Help us remember why You are so much bigger than the worries of our hearts. We will surrender our fear and wait for PEACE to lead us to a perfect place of calm. And, we will find HOPE in the blessing of a grateful heart. Amen