"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone,
O LORD, make me dwell in safety. 
"Psalm 4:8

Peace in the Meadow

Many things can cause fear. God says He does not want you to be afraid. He wants you to trust Him in all things. The Bible says, if you start to worry, quickly change your thoughts toward things you know to be good, beautiful and true. Thinking about your many blessings and what is good will help to guard your heart and mind from the evil one. When your peace begins to return, be sure to thank God for His loving care.

There are many things in the world that can scare us or make us feel helpless and afraid. God does not want us to feel that way. He wants us to rest our hearts and minds in Him and know He is God and can take care of us. There is nothing too big for God to handle. God does not give us fear. He gives us peace and joy. When we are afraid, He will bring a quiet resting to our souls if we ask Him to. We should think about How wonderful He is!

There is a storm coming in the clouds above the meadow. Joshua Jackrabbit is trusting God with the storm. He might get a little wet, but he is not worried. God will lead him to safety when the time comes. He really looks like he is enjoying the beautiful meadow God has given him to rest in. God has created many wonderful things for Joshua to see and think about. He gives thanks to God everyday.

Fear can keep us from enjoying all the blessings God has given to us. When our eyes and minds are fixed on the beautiful things and blessings around us, we are less apt to be bothered with fear. Our Father in heaven is never surprised by what is going on around us. He has counted every hair on our heads and is caring and loving us at all times. When we become afraid, we can ask God to take fear away and replace it with His peace and joy. Remember, our help comes from the Lord.

©1999 Cherbear

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