Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
When we were little, we had fears. We were afraid of “monsters” under the bed. We were afraid of storms and spiders (I’m still afraid of both of those). Maybe we were afraid of clowns or firecrackers.
As we grew, our fears changed. We were afraid of not being accepted. We were afraid of not fitting in. Perhaps we were afraid of disappointing our parents. We might have been afraid of the future and who we should “be”.
Fears then grew into worries over relationships at work, at home…we feared for the safety of our children. We worried over over finances, job security, the economy…
There are fears over health situations, family strife, politics…
No matter the stage of life we are in, there will be “monsters” staring us in the face, taunting us. They will push us toward fear and anxiety. But, we must stand strong on the promises of our Father, “…Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
God ALWAYS follows through on His promises. Put your trust in Him. God is with you today…EVERYDAY…
Make it a great day!