The daily devotion for today is based on Isaiah 35:4 "Tell fearful souls, "Courage! Take heart! God is here, right here, on his way to put things right and redress all wrongs. He's on his way! He'll save you!"
While God seldom gives a detailed plan of what will happen next, he is always faithful to reveal God's self. God is ever-present with us. We find "fear not" and "do not be afraid" in scripture 366 times. God is giving us a verse for each day (and even one for leap year) to remind us repeatedly not to live in fear. Fear only makes us less than the person God desires us to be.
This day may we decide to be a people of faith and not fear. Faith will take us where fear cannot go. Faith will help us to see that God is in control. Faith will help us see ways to help our neighbors. Faith will show us ways to encourage each other. Faith will walk through dark times because Jesus is our Light to lighten the darkness.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things; nothing takes place without your knowledge. We humbly come before you recognizing our times of fear and asking that you would strike it from us. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen