Don’t Be Afraid

No one has to teach a child to be afraid. Babies are often afraid of loud noises, strangers or being alone. Loving parents protect their children and tell them not to be afraid. When a child is afraid, their mother or father holds them in their arms and comforts them.
I am God’s child. When I am afraid, He calms my fears and tells me not to be afraid. Verse 1b of our Bible Reading tells us what God said to the Israelites. “Don’t be afraid. I saved you. I named you. You are mine.”
We may become afraid when we are sick or lose our job or a loved one dies. God already knows what makes us afraid, and He cares about us. “You are precious to me, and I have given you a special place of honor. I love you” (verse 4a).
Maybe you are afraid or worried today. God will be with you and comfort you. He will protect you and give you strength. Give Him your worries and your fears today.