So I says to myself, I says, “Don’t be afraid.”

Confession:  I’m not a fan of daily devotionals in my e-mail inbox.

I know…it’s very un-Christian of me.  And I can’t even really explain my dislike of them.  Maybe it has something to do with my guilty conscience.  If they’re there – every day, staring me in the face – and I choose not to look at them, then I’m guilty.  I’ve failed.

So, you see, that’s why it was a bit out of character for me to sign up for The Daily Verse. But a (really cool) friend suggested it – she told me it’s written by a friend of hers – and so I thought, “Okay, it’s only a verse, Faith.  One stinking Bible verse.”

And I love it.

It is only a verse, and writer Kat Davis adds just a few lines of commentary after sharing a small nugget of God’s Word.

Today, my daily verse said this:


*sigh*

Lately, I’ve been surprised by how fearful I am. Fearful of the future, fearful of the unknown, fearful that God doesn’t really work all things together for the good of those who love Him…

But what if we chose not to fear?  What if we chose to let go of worry and really lay everything that weighs us down on the shoulders of the One who so freely gives us power and love and self-control?

What if – not only as people, but as nations – we chose to live without fear?  What if we stopped making decisions about war and trade and economics and weapons based on our fear of the future?

What would that look like?

What would change, if we walked in…

….Power?

…Love?

…Self-Control?


Author: Faith

Faith Dwight is a photographer and a writer. She is a Southern American girl living just north of London with her British husband, Simon and their two halfling sons.

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