September 12, 2009

Daily Devotional 9/12/2009 -"Freedom From Fear"

From: Our Daily Bread

You did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear. --Romans 8:15

Lena arrived in the port city of Magadan, Siberia, well before the Iron Curtain was drawn back. Sick and penniless, she went to the dock area to find work. There she met a gentleman who, as she put it, had "a good heart." He gave Lena a job in his factory, and he and his wife provided her with food and shelter.

Lena had always feared the future. She confided in the couple about her visits to spiritualists and fortunetellers, but her newfound friends assured her that she didn't need to consult the mediums to be secure about the future. Then they told her about Jesus. Lena had never heard of Him, so they explained who Jesus is and that He could set her free from her fear. A few months later, Lena became a believer in Jesus Christ.

"Now," she says, "instead of seeking the spirits, I am led by the Holy Spirit." Her apprehension about the future has been replaced by the peace that God alone can give.

Perhaps you're worried about the future and preoccupied with what it may have in store for you. There's only one way you will ever have peace about it. Like Lena, you must put your future in God's hands. Trust in Christ as your Savior. Then, no matter what the future holds, you will experience the peace that His Holy Spirit brings. — David C. Egner

I don't worry o'er the future,
For I know what Jesus said;
And today I'll walk beside Him,
For He knows what is ahead. --Stanphill

We may not know what the future holds, but we can trust the One who holds the future.

1 comment:

  1. This is great!!! I really needed this because I have struggled with fear. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Remain blessed