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.
Written by: Danielle Morgan
Most of us have experienced fear on some level. If you are a parent, you have definitely been afraid for your children and the possibility of something or someone bringing them harm. Fear hits all of us throughout our lives and comes in all shapes and sizes. Can you think of a recent situation where you felt afraid? Have you stopped to consider why you felt fearful?
Most often, fear comes from feeling like we don’t have control. We can’t see the outcome, and we have no ability to change our circumstance or those of the ones we love so we begin to fear the unknown.
God asks us to lean on Him and not ourselves. He calls us to look beyond our circumstances and focus on His righteousness. He calls us to wait. While we wait, we are to gain confidence in knowing that He is God and He will meet every need.
These are three very important things He asks us to do: trust, seek, and wait. Although these disciplines are not easy, it is in the practice of such things that we draw closer to Jesus and grow in our understanding of His deep love for us.
If you are running from something or are fearful in the situation you are currently facing, take some time to read and reflect on the following verses and consider memorizing them this week.
TRUST: 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
SEEK: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. – Matthew 6:33
WAIT: Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:13
Thought of the day: What are you running from today? What is causing you to fear? What would it look like if you released your all-consuming fear and doubt to Jesus and chose to trust, seek, and wait on Him?
Prayer: Lord, thank You that You are good. Your goodness and faithfulness are all around me. You have not forsaken me. Today I choose to stop running and submit my fear to You. I choose to trust in You and step away from my limited understanding. I choose to look for Your righteousness in every area of my life. I choose to take heart and stand strong in You as I wait. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.