“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” -Philippians 4:6
The method we have for finding peace in our world today isn’t working. Most of us, when we feel afraid of something, when something scares us, our gut response, the way that we’re trained to respond is to withdraw, to avoid it, to not attack it, to pretend as if it’s not there, and then go to bed at night hoping that we’ll just forget about it.
Very often, we do forget it consciously, but sometimes it goes to a deeper place, a subconscious place. So, if we don’t face our fears initially, the fears remain in our bodies. We become worrisome people.
And so, I want to encourage you to face your fears. Face ’em. No matter how scared you are of whatever it is that’s happening in your life, be courageous, have faith, and face your fears with God. He is a good God and he will carry you through. You don’t have to be afraid.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I am afraid. I fear so many things, but avoid dealing with them. My heart lifts knowing you will carry me through. Amen.
Reflection: What, today, is your greatest fear?