"Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain."
~Psalm 127:1

October 13, 2011


Fear seems to creep in whenever something unfamiliar or uncontrollable comes along.  It seems that more often than not, my mind tends toward the worst-case scenario.

For example, Josiah is out to dinner with some friends or at Bible study, and says he won't be out too late, my imagination starts to run wild when it seems to me like he should have been home long ago, when all that happened was he got caught up in a great conversation with someone.  And when he gets home and tells me all about it, it's great, but the worrying in between is not what I should have been doing.

Philippians 4 is great encouragement for times when I feel overwhelmed with fear.

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.  Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.   And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."  Philippians 4:6-8

Another wonderful promise from God:

"For the Lord your God is living among you.
      He is a mighty savior.
   He will take delight in you with gladness.
      With his love, he will calm all your fears.
      He will rejoice over you with joyful songs."
  ~Zephaniah 3:17

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