Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

We live in a time where there is turmoil all around us. We find ourselves living in fear. Every time you turn on the news it is something else out there that the devil is sending to make us fear. All around us you see reports of ebola, Isis, shootings etc. Fear can cripple us. I know I have written on fear before but with all that is around us I truly feel like God was telling to write on it again.

As we all know in Alabama we are entering that time of year for storms to start again. When the 2011 tornados came through my oldest daughter Lillie who is now 7 was extremely upset by this. She was going to school at Sipsey at the time in their headstart program and that area was greatly affected. She was so concerned about it that she wanted to call her Papa John and ask him about the storms and if God is the one who sent the storms. I will remember this as long as I live. She called him and said “Papa is God the one that sends the storms?” My dad replied “God is the one who protects us when the storms come” Immediately her fear was gone.

The devil sends things to make us fearful to rob of us our joy. He wants us to be afraid and when our guard is down he strikes. I know for a long time I feared cancer. My mother had battled cancer, my grandfather had battled cancer, my father had battled cancer, it was all around me. I feard it. The devil uses all sorts of things to make us fearful whether it be a sickness, storms, financial burdens etc. When I feel like am being overwhelmed with fear I turn to God. Just like my father told Lillie, God is the one who protect us when all those different kinds of storms rage around us. Nothing is too big for God.

I know a lot of people are fearful for our country right now. You see it all over the news. What you do not see all over our news is that there is nothing that is too big for our God. Give your fears to God. 

“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise- in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 56 3:4

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you & help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged” Deuteronomy 31:8

This was written from the heart of Sarah Akins

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED your devotion ! It is so true !!! I loved you sharing your heart about Lillie and your daddy. :) Pamela Britt Malone