Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 NRSV

Thought

When you do what you fear, you disable the power of fear. When you deny fear, you become stronger. When you defeat fear, you turn it into courage. At last you realize that you are no longer fearful all the time. Take a well-deserved rest from fear today.

Prayer

God, it is difficult to grieve and be fearful every day. Today I pray for rest from my daily dismay. You are with me wherever I go. I do not need to defend myself today from fear. Amen.

Assurance

When I live without fear, I am strong and courageous. I will rest today from fear.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012