Fear Not

15 11 2016

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7

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Even in times of great uncertainty my trust is in the Lord. I can have confidence in God’s love and concern for me. Fear may come to consume my thoughts but I must resist it on every hand. God has not given me the spirit of fear. God has given me the gifts of love and a sound mind. This is a mantra for meditation and focus when I do not know what is ahead. I can focus on the truths of God’s love. I can have faith in God’s capacity for providing healing in me and in my community. I can be assured by God’s desire for us to live in peace and to experience joy. As I choose each day not to fear, I am listening and open to the steps forward. I am looking for signs of how to nurture and spread God’s love. I am looking for ways for others to see the light of God’s love in me. My trust is in the Lord. I will fear not.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. I John 4:18