You called for your parents because you heard a noise. After multiple closet checks and peers under the bed, you were reassured there were no monsters in the room. Dad sat by the door until you fell asleep or Mom left the hall light on until you had safely drifted off. Years have passed and somehow you find yourself fighting fear again. Only this time the demons aren’t lurking in your room; they wreck your heart and mind, driving your thoughts to indescribable places and forcing desperate prayers from your lips.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
A Prayer to Conquer Fear
I feel so small when I come to you,
Your power cannot be measured.
Your love cannot be contained.
While I know this in my head,
My heart often fails to remember.
That’s when I become afraid.
Would you draw my focus away from despair?
Would you help me recall your love in its place?
Because your word promises
That perfect love casts out fear
And I know no love more perfect than yours.
You conquered sin,
You conquered the grave,
And you conquered death.
My fear is no match
For the force of your love.
Thank you, Jesus.
Have a thriving Thursday!