“The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)

Fear…small word, yet so powerful. Just what am I afraid of today? Is it that I won’t please someone, look good enough, finish (or begin) a project? Too many fears immobilize and cause me to accomplish very little results. I’m been there and today is that day.

I started out the day with high hopes and expectations rising early only to spiral down to a huge headache and precious little to note as finished. Now I look at the day as wasted. There must be some redeeming factor in this day.

“Seek his face! Your face, Lord, I will seek” (Psalm 27:8). Now I see the redeeming factor for the day. Because of my frustration of feeling like a failure and that I’d accomplished nothing; I turn to God’s word. In times like these, I turn to the Lord, the strength of my life. I can go on, in the absence of fear, knowing that God is on my side.

Prayer: Thank you, God, for being here when I need you the most. You’ve told me I have nothing to fear when I place my trust in you. When I feel like a failure, you still love me with an unconditional love like no other. I chose not to worry about today knowing tomorrow brings light and life and the hope of a brand-new day.


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