Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10

Sometimes faith becomes weathered in doubt and we become confused. We wonder what God wants us to do. We question if we're strong enough and wonder how to release our fear. But God guides and readies us to serve Him as we learn to be patient. He opens our hearts for the Savior. He helps us examine our lives and recognize what needs to be surrendered.

As peace flows in the holes of our hearts, Jesus reminds us who is working for the good. He bandages wounds of worry and helps us remember we are held by His love. He teaches us to be faithful and provides strength to endure. And He takes away fear that robs our joy.

God is SO MUCH BIGGER THAN OUR FEAR! We must surrender anxious thoughts and prepare our hearts to be blessed. "Worry will not take away tomorrows troubles, it will take away today's peace." We must TRUST in the Lord and stop trying to figure out everything on our own. If we remain faithful, we will see the power of His plan unfold in our lives. God will replace anxious thoughts with peace that passes all understanding. And we will see how it feels to be gratefully whole.

Dear God, You know the plans you have for us. Help us TRUST in You when we're afraid. Fill our hearts with PEACE as You prepare us for Your greatness. And humble our hearts to remember who's in charge of ALL things. We will find STRENGTH in the arms of Jesus and understand the power of Your mighty love. Thank you for cradling us in care and preparing us for what's to come. You are holy and worthy of praise. We will remain FAITHFUL and always choose to TRUST. Amen


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