Editor’s Note: Welcome to Sit & Listen Saturday featuring Devotionals Daily on Alexa. Enjoy reading as well as listening to your devotional today from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young.
Bring Me all your feelings, even the ones you wish you didn’t have. Fear and anxiety still plague you. Feelings per se are not sinful, but they can be temptations to sin. Blazing missiles of fear fly at you day and night; these attacks from the evil one come at you relentlessly. Use your shield of faith to extinguish those flaming arrows. Affirm your trust in Me, regardless of how you feel. If you persist, your feelings will eventually fall in line with your faith.
Do not hide from your fear or pretend it isn’t there. Anxiety that you hide in the recesses of your heart will give birth to fear of fear: a monstrous mutation. Bring your anxieties out into the Light of My Presence, where we can deal with them together. Concentrate on trusting Me, and fearfulness will gradually lose its foothold within you.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. — Ephesians 6:16
This is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with Him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:5–7
Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. — Isaiah 12:2
Excerpted with permission from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young, copyright Sarah Young.
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Are you using your shield of faith when fear comes flying at you? It isn’t easy. We can so quickly forget and get hit right in the chest with a flaming arrow of anxiety and fear before the thought of faith comes to mind. Today, let’s block those arrows and remind fear who our God is! Come share your thoughts with us on the blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily