May 3, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Matthew 7:25, “The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock.”
In these times, when so many people are afraid of what the future might hold for them, I wanted to see how many times the Bible speaks about not being afraid. There are 365 commands in the Bible to ‘Fear not’ or ‘Do not be afraid,’ enough for every day of the year. God does not want fear to be but trust to be part of our life
Yes, it is true that God wants you to be able to trust him completely, in every situation and circumstance, and if you obeyed the First Commandment to perfection, you would do that. You would never be afraid – of anything, ever. But in reality, we shift our attention from God and in do so have let fear into our life.
If this has happened to you, it might be useful to take a good look as to what you are fearful of losing. Facing your fears will help you to identify your false gods, the slipping sand you have built your life on so that you can once more stand on the solid Rock of God’s love and promises
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, reveal to me during this time of uncertainly and anxiety those things that have turned into false gods. Help me by your Holy Spirit to turn away from them and return to you, my Rock, and my Redeemer. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.