“Fear not! He is there!” April 4

 

FEAR NOT! HE IS THERE! - Whether it's a bad report at the doctor's, a wayward child, or a difficult marriage ... fear not! He is there!Whether it’s a bad report at the doctor’s, a wayward child, or a difficult marriage … fear not! He is there!

 

Today’s Readings:
Deuteronomy 31 & 32
Psalm 40.6-12
Proverbs 13.11-12
Luke 7.31-50

 

Fear not! He is there!

 

Deuteronomy 31 & 32:

He Goes with Us

 

Repeatedly God tells us:

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you” (31.6).

Think about that, when we go for that doctor’s visit or procedure, He goes with us! When we go for that job interview or to share our testimony or all those other situations that tempt us to be afraid, He goes with us! When our children walk away from God or our spouse walks out, He is there.

When we’re tempted to worry about how we’ll pay the bills, live with the loss, handle caring for an aging parent or another baby … He is with us! He will not leave us or forsake us!

 

Today’s Other Readings:

 

Psalm 40.6-12:

Delighting in Him

 

Verse 8, “I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart.”

Psalm 37.4 says, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

The more we write His law on our hearts and get to know Him, the better able we are to really “delight” in Him. Then the more we delight in Him, the more He fills our hearts with His righteous desires, which He in turn works out in our lives. 

 

Proverbs 13.11-12:

Dishonest Gain is Quickly Gone

 

Verse 11, “Wealth gained by dishonesty will be diminished, but he who gathers by labor will increase.”

The same corrupt tendencies that lead a person to make money dishonestly will cause him or her to be wasteful and spend it quickly.

 

peace with God Luke 7 50

 

Luke 7.31-50:

Peace with God

 

Verse 50 is about the sinful woman who washed Christ’s feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. He told her:

“Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

When we put our faith and trust in Him in response to His saving grace, we, too, can go in peace.

May that peace be abundant in your life today,
Donna

 

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Featured Resources:


Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety: Becoming a Woman of Faith and Confidence

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