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

January 28, 2010

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?


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

  1. sherengchard says:

    Thanks for your encouragement. Im going through the stage of fear of the unknown, and this has given me a new perspective on it and renewed my mind 🙂

  2. Evan says:

    How much more time would we have to do great things if we followed your advice (via the Bible)?

    Sounds almost proactive.

    E

  3. Alvetta says:

    We are human and we all, at times, feel fearful of such things. I have come to realize that a lot of bad decisions, and mistakes that we make in life are based on fear.

    Lying because we fear that we may get in trouble emotionally, psychologically, or physically, if we tell the truth.

    Premarital sex because we fear that the person we are with will not love us if we don’t

    Not giving our lives to God because we fear that we are leaving behind a whole lot of “enjoyable” sin.

    It would be something terrific if we could live our lives in the love of the one who is Love and Light personified. It would be something awesome if we completely yeilded to the call of “cast all your cares upon him, because he cares for you.”

    It is something that I strive to do daily, and its hard. However, I know that in my weakness, and yes even in my fear that his strength is made perfect, and this hope is what gets me through each day. Thank you so much for posting this. Its one of those things that a lot of people don’t admit-but think.

    You’re An Awesome Woman of God Mrs. Dwight!

    Love,
    Alvetta

  4. elizabeth says:

    thank you so much for sharing this..i am signing up right now!

  5. tim says:

    appreciated this thanks 🙂

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