Conquer Your Fears and Have Peace (Morning)
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Once upon a time, a wealthy merchant possessed a bird. This bird was a very beautiful and melodious. Because of that, the wealthy merchant purchased a cage made of sturdy metal. He did this to prevent his precious bird from being eaten by mice or cats. He also bought a cat to prevent the mice from getting closer and other predators to get near the cage.
As a merchant, he was summoned to another city often. He then prepared his belongings and went to the next city. When his master went away, the treacherous cat jumped on the nearest porch and trying without any luck to claw his way into the bird’s cage. The bird flew frantically trying to evade the cat’s paws. The bird didn’t understand that its owner already made sure that its cage cannot be breached by any means, and it would not be hurt. In the end, its fears and negative thoughts made the bird asphyxiated and died of exhaustion.
Your mind could be your greatest gift and your worst enemy all at once. Some of us may laugh at the bird simply because of its ignorance. Unknown to us we are laughing at ourselves at the same time. When we stumbled upon a distressful situation, we sometimes forget to ask for God’s advice and panic on our own. We cannot focus our minds on His grace and kindness because our selfishness prohibits us from doing so. It makes us unable to do the right thing. Now it’s our time to fight back, conquer our fears, and make His covenant of Peace manifested in our lives.
You must be able to CONQUER YOUR FEAR to obtain peace.
1. What are your biggest fears?
2. How do you react to your fears?
3. In your opinion, are there things that obstruct you from conquering your fears?
“LORD, we fully understand that You never give us the spirit of fear. Under Your tutelage, we may be able to control our minds and conquer our fears. In the name of Jesus Christ, we pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
1 Corinthians 4