Fear Not

Fear wraps sticky tentacles around my heart.

I try to wrench free of the grasp in my own strength.  I fret, worry, run through worst case scenarios and forget that this wrestling against the fear is sin.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.  Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.  Psalm 46: 1-3

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10

The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you may live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.  And by him, we cry “Abba, Father”  Romans 8:15

There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love.  I John 4:18

Today, I cling to the promise that I need not fear for my God has EVERYTHING under His sovereign control.  For that, I am thankful.

And, the counting of gifts continues…{#161-170}

~ facebook on my phone

~ teaching decision making class to a group of teen moms that listened

~ a pastor and his wife that get me and listen and pray with me

~ feeding Sweet Pea carrots in her new {to us} highchair

~ a decluttered bedroom that elicits a feeling of peace and relaxation

~ impromptu date night with friends

~ turning in a grant application and knowing God goes before the request

~ seeing my best childhood friend happy for the first time in a long time

~ a new razor

~ sound on my laptop

What are you thankful for?

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