Who do you cling on to when you are in need? Who is your refuge when you are fearful?
The next time fear tries to take control of your life, I want you to close your eyes and think about your children. Do you remember when they were infants and they clung to you? When they were a little older, who did they need when they were sick? Who made the "boo boos" go away?
As you spend time reflecting on those memories, I hope that you can see how your child(ren) come to you with their concerns.
Now keeping your eyes closed, change the image.... this time, you are the one that is in need. You are fearful of something that might happen in the future. Picture God standing there with His arms out. He is there. He wants to help you through your fearful situation.
Now picture Him holding you in His arms and know that nothing can cause you any harm.
I have to be honest here and say that when I think of myself as a child and He is the Father that I am clinging on to for safety, it brings tears to my eyes.
Do you need to feel close to the Father, spend some time worshipping Him.
Worship Over Fear
1. Sing praises.
Sing praises to His name. (Psalm 135:3)
2. Express gratitude.
Come before Him with a grateful heart. (Psalm 9:1)
Yes, express your joy in the Lord through dance. (Psalm 149:3)
4. Listen to worship music.
Having trouble getting inspired? Listen to some worship music. Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, Mercy Me are some of my favorites. (Psalm 57:7)
Deuteronomy 33:27 NIRV God lives forever! You can run to him for safety. His powerful arms are always there to carry you. He will drive out your enemies to make room for you. He'll say to you, 'Destroy them!'
Dear Father, thank You for always being there. Thank You for being my place of safety. Father, I know that when life is overwhelming and I am full of fear, Your arms are always there to carry me. You make room for me by driving out my enemies. Thank You so much for all that You do. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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When your children were younger, they clung on to you. Who do you cling on to when you are in need?
Who is your refuge?
Do you need to feel closer to God?
Do you have any tips, any suggestions on how to worship and draw closer to Him?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.
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