When fear threatens to extract all the air from my dreams, I’m thankful for the courage and strength that come from an upholding God. 

Sunday Scripture ~ Isaiah 41:10

Anxiety is a chronic and pervasive problem for most of us. We fear what we do not know, so, today, let’s get our hearts aligned with the truth of God’s sovereignty. Anxiety about the unknown becomes an opportunity to reaffirm our belief in God’s good intentions toward us and to purposefully put our trust and our hope in Him as we read his reassuring words:

“Fear not, for I am with you.”  (Isaiah 41:10)

And so, LORD, on this Sunday morning, we surrender our heaviness of heart and our feelings of dread, and we put our trust in you. We know that you created time and are, therefore, not subject to it as we are. We come to you in our uncertainty with hearts that need your one-of-a-kind gift of peace. Give us courage to go forward in confidence and peace, not because we’re heroes and heroines of the faith, but because You are worthy of our trust..

By your grace, make the words of the Orthodox morning prayer ring true in our hearts today:

“Lord, teach us to treat all that comes to us throughout this day with peace of soul and with the firm conviction that your will governs all.”


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