What are you dreading?
Today's pastoral care devotional scripture is Genesis 33:1-9
We all have things on our schedule that we are not looking forward to. Things we are dreading. Things we are fearing.
We may be fearing a doctor's appointment, a job appraisal, an estimate from a plumber, a visit from the in-laws, etc.
Jacob, in today's scripture, is fearing a visit from his brother. The last time they were together, Esau was set on killing Jacob.
So... Jacob is filled with fear.
But as you read this story, his fear was not necessary. Things did not turn out as he thought they world.
Life, in many ways, is a lot like that. Things we fear the most either do not happen or they are not as bad as we thought they would be. There are exceptions, but they are usually not the rule.
Today you be filled with fear as you anticipate something on your schedule. Why not give faith a chance? Why not believe that God is with you and that you can do all things through Christ?
Instead of giving in to your fears, let faith be your anchor today.
It's Monday. Don't be afraid of this new work week. Launch out into it with confidence.
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