Are You Afraid?
There are some unsettling things happening in the nation and around the world right now that are causing some people to feel afraid. Terrorism and the possibility of it on domestic soil probably tops the list. With the UK deciding to opt out of the European Union, markets are shaking making many wonder, especially retirees, if another economic downturn may soon be upon us. Natural disasters seem to be increasing, ranging from flooding in many areas to fires in the parched west. Are you feeling afraid?
“There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love.” (1 John 4:18; ISV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Tell the Lord how you feel if you are feeling afraid. He understands.
Ask the Lord to show you again just how deeply loved you are and how He is the Savior with a way out of and through all of these scary things we face. Let Him comfort you, then worship Him.
Share His love and comfort with others you know that are fearful.
Ask Him for wisdom to know how to pray into some of these challenging situations.
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I am feeling _______ right now in light of all of the upheaval in the nation and the world. Remind me of the depth of Your love for me. Show me how You are my Savior and the place of safety when everything else is a mess. I know You have a way through these things and I want to see You more in the middle of them. Lead me to others who need to know Your love, that I may comfort and encourage them, also. And, continuously teach me to partner with You in prayer, so that Your Kingdom is advanced in the middle of the storm. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
The Lord’s love will guide us through any confusion in the days and nights ahead and we shall be victorious!