This week has been crazy! And yet my day planner is almost blank. Weird, huh?
I need this verse today. Just seems like the older you get, the more people you know who are hurting. It’s hard to live and interact with people and know their problems, and yet not be able to help them. I know a lot of women who suffer from “wee hours anxiety” – you know, that waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep because you’re thinking about all the ones who love who are struggling. What a gift God gives us in being able to live without fear!
I just read in a devotional book recently (can’t remember where) that “Do not be afraid” is such a constant theme in the Bible – some say that phrase, or a variation thereof, appears in the Bible 365 times – one for each day of the year! I don’t know if that’s true, but there are literally hundreds of verses and passages about God’s care for us, our safety and rest in Him, and the truth that we can rely on Him and have no need to be afraid.
Just a little self-talk today – like I said, it’s been a busy week but life is good!