A Prayer To Calm Your Heart When You Feel Afraid

By July 17, 2016 Leave a Comment

“Fear of the Lord teaches wisdom; humility precedes honor.”
Proverbs 15:33

Hi Friends, today I’m sharing a Sunday Devotional. When I wrote it, my heart was responding to the shootings in Dallas, Texas — right on the heels of the previous tragedy of lives lost in Florida.  I was given this verse as my writing prompt by the (in)courage team in Proverbs: to reflect on the “fear of the Lord”.  I didn’t know what to say at first.  Then, God opened an intimate conversation with him, which I share with you today.

Little did I know the sorrow that would unfold just two days ago in Nice, France.  I hope today’s devotional whispers calm to your heart, just as it has for me.  Then, share it to encourage a friend.  

Continue to pray for me, as I finish writing Book #2 — due next month in August to the publisher.  I cannot wait to share a new journey of the heart with you through Book #2. So excited. You’ve given me courage to write it, because I know you’ll be there to support me! 

Thank you for being the kind of friend a girl needs, as we open our hearts and share the journey.  I hope you’re well. Through ups and downs, we shine like lights for him, just as we are: beloved.  

btw, I’ve been sharing on Facebook and Instagram as I wrap up book #2, so let’s connect there too. love, bonnie

A Prayer To Calm Your Heart When You Feel Afraid

The fear of the Lord is on odd thing to talk about in modern times. It’s not the language we use, as women empowered to be brave and courageous.

Throughout Scripture, we hear God whisper, “Don’t be afraid. I am with you.”

But, tucked among God’s love letters, we find encouragement to fear the Lord.

So, I ask myself, in the secrecy of my heart, “What am I afraid of?”

And I confess, though I know full well how much God loves me, thankful for everything He’s done, I am afraid that —

I’m not enough,

that my husband, sons or friends will somehow get hurt,

that I’m falling short of who I’m inspired to be,

that my voice is too small and uncertain,

to follow what God’s placed on my heart,

by faith and not by sight.

In honest reflection, I realize … (to be continued)

…To read the rest of “A Prayer To Calm Your Heart When You Feel Afraid”, click here and join me over at DaySpring’s (in)courage site, where today’s post is published.

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