July 10, 2021

Bob Maas
"The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?"
Psalm 27:1
"The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children."
Romans 8:15-16

I am very grateful that God has not given me a spirit of fear. When I am abiding in Him, I have a tremendous sense of well-being and there is nothing of which I am afraid. His love drives away whatever objects of apprehension are looming around me. It is when I am living my life without conscious awareness of His presence that my thoughts run wild and darkness overtakes me with worry and anxiety. Nothing can separate me from God’s love so when I am fearful, all I have to do is redirect my thoughts on the Lord and I start thinking clearly again. I thank God every day for His presence that gives me peace.