Posted: Thursday, April 7
Verse of the day:
Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
If you watch the nightly news at all you know there are lots of reasons to be afraid and discouraged. Terrorist attacks, presidential election, persecution on the rise, unstable economy—there’s a lot going on and there are a lot of people who are on edge and feeling fearful. All of us have some area where we are tempted to be overcome with fear and discouragement. If I’m honest this has been a struggle since my daughter was born. I have found lots of reasons to be fearful and anxious about the world around me as it relates to her and her future!
Over and over again though God tells us through His Word “Do not be afraid or discouraged…” We hear that and often our minds go “but…has He seen the nightly news? Has he seen what my bank account says? Is He aware of what’s going on down here? How can I not be afraid?”