"If God is for us, who can be against us?... I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
Romans 8:31, 37-39
Have you ever thought how infectious fear can be?
It spreads from one person to another more quickly and certainly than any of the fevers we know so well.
You can refuse the spirit of fear, which never comes to us from God. Instead, open your heart wide to the Spirit of "power and love and a calm and well-balanced mind, and discipline and self-control" (2 Timothy 1:7). Because fear is so infectious, let us, for the sake of others and ourselves, refuse it.
We have a Savior who has never once failed us. He never will fail us. He has loved and led and guarded us all these years. Look to Him now and pray from the barren bedrock of your heart, if that is the "ground" you are standing on, "Lord, give me courage!"
My Father, we ALL have this habit of fear. Lord, sometimes our NEEMA girls let their fears exempt them from doing what You have asked them to do. Help our girls to cross the battle-line of fear that is drawn across the ground of their souls. You are for me, and nothing can stand against me!
Devotion rewritten from Amy Carmichael's I Come Quietly To Meet You