Devotions for Lent. March 17

Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation. Should I fear anyone? The LORD is a fortress protecting my life. Should I be frightened of anything? When evildoers come at me trying to eat me up– it’s they, my foes and my enemies, who stumble and fall! (Psa 27:1-2 CEB)

The only thing we have to fear is . . . fear itself— nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror.— Franklin D. Roosevelt, first inaugural address

It’s easy to get caught up in the worship and the reading of Ps 27, yet we go home and the cares of life, home and work, compounded by the events in the news and fears creep in. What if? Perhaps? Well? Are all familiar questions that at times we have processed in our minds. FDR was right when he said, “The only thing we have to fear is . . . fear itself.”

Reality is in God! We just need to remind ourselves that God’s light always illuminates our way, embraces us with love, and protection.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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