My children’s world, as children, was fairly protective. They depended on their dad and me to keep them safe, and, for the most part, we did. They had few worries unless they created them.
It was late spring and my son had just started walking when I decided to take him outside to play. I put him down in the grass and got ready to take pictures of him playing. But, he didn’t play. He became frightened of the grass and paralyzed with fear. He stood in the middle of the strange green monster that was (apparently) swallowing his feet and wailed. All the coaxing in the world (while snapping pictures of course) wouldn’t make him come to me. Fear had paralyzed my son.
Fear can be paralyzing.
Fear has its purpose in safeguarding, but a paralyzed life is stagnant and often vulnerable.
Scripture says that God didn’t give us a spirit of fear. Instead, he gave us His spirit where love, power and a sensible mind should override daily fears. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
Praying for you to live a fearless week filled with peace.