Fear holds you back

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, December 15, 2014

When you fear something, it will hold you back from what you need to do.

John Allen Berry’s (Tennessee) story titled “TRUSTING IN THE LORD” in The Upper Room has some inspiring words to think about.

Here is a portion of John’s story:

“. . . Jesus directed us to consider the example of children. We adults often fear situations that might overwhelm us. But if we hold fast to God’s hand, knowing that our heavenly Father loves us, we have no reason to fear.”

To read the entire story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – God is our ever-present help in every situation.

Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, we thank you for your love and care. Help us to put our trust in you in every situation and to know that you are there to catch us when we fall. Amen.

Prayer Focus: GRANDPARENTS

Scripture reading:

David calls us to take delight in the Lord and to commit everything we have and do to him. But how do we do this? To delight in someone means to experience great pleasure and joy in his or her presence. This happens only when we know that person well. Thus, to delight in the Lord, we must know him better. Knowledge of God’s great love for us will indeed give us delight.

To commit ourselves to the Lord means entrusting everything—our lives, families, jobs, possessions—to his control and guidance. To commit ourselves to the Lord means to trust in him, believing that he can care for us better than we can ourselves. We should be willing to wait patiently for him to work out what is best for us. (NLT)

Psalm 37:3-7 – Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence as clear as the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

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FEAR: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/fear/

HEART: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/heart/

TROUBLES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/troubles/

TRUST: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/trust/

PROBLEMS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/problems/

FAITH: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/faith/

LOVE: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/love/

MEDITATE, MEDITATING, MEDITATION: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/meditate-meditating-meditation/

DEATH: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/death/

LYING: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/lying/

BLESSINGS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/blessings/

BELIEVERS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/believers/

THOUGHTS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/thoughts/

EMOTIONS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/emotions/

SUFFERING, SUFFER: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/suffering-suffer/

REASON, REASONED: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/reason-reasoned/

DOUBT, DOUBTS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/doubt-doubts/

BEAUTY, BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFY: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/beauty-beautiful-beautify/

DEPEND, DEPENDENCE: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/depend-dependence/

EXPECTATIONS, EXPECTED, EXPECTS: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/expectations-expected-expects/

APPEARANCES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/appearances/

NEGATIVE, NEGATIVES: https://helpfulinspirationalblog.wordpress.com/negative-negatives/

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