Devotionals Daily: A Year with Jesus

 

From Grace for the Moment®: Morning and Evening Edition by Max Lucado

No Fears at All

I am the LORD your God, who holds your right hand, and I tell you, “Don’t be afraid. I will help you.”–ISAIAH 41:13

Could you use some courage? Are you backing down more than you are standing up? Jesus scattered the butterflies out of the stomachs of his nervous disciples. . . .

We need to remember that the disciples were common men given a compelling task. Before they were the stained-glassed saints in the windows of cathedrals, they were somebody’s next-doorneighbors trying to make a living and raise a family. They weren’t cut from theological cloth or raised on supernatural milk. But they were an ounce more devoted than they were afraid and, as a result, did some extraordinary things.

Earthly fears are no fears at all. Answer the big question of eternity, and the little questions of life fall into perspective.

–The Applause of Heaven

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