Mid Week Devotional With Chris Chase
"You, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the One who lifts my head." (Psalm 3:3) This is a great verse to dwell on as we get ready to close out the year. We do not operate well when we're scared. A little fear is good when danger is present, but a lot of it is demoralizing. It takes away the hope, the dream, the vision, the possibility of overcoming. Fear lurks in the shadows of every area of life. Maybe you don't know where your job is heading or you're uneasy about what's around the corner. Or perhaps you have a doctor's appointment pending and you are afraid of the results of what the exam might reveal. Jesus says, "Stop being afraid. Trust Me!" Jesus stands at the door. He holds out His hands that are scarred. His feet are pierced and He bears in His body the marks of death. He says, "I know the pressure you are under. I understand the strain. I know about the unfair abuse. But let Me offer you some encouragement. Don't be afraid. Look at life through My eyes. Stop letting life intimidate you. Stop running scared. Trust Me!"