We often have sorrow because we have fears. Many of these fears come from various places, such as social disapproval, or perceived danger or inadequacies. Many of these are entirely irrational, but people still feel them. Then, once the fear is over, often a sorrowful action occurs whereby people feel even worse than before. Peter felt that, and so do we.
Questions for further thought:
1. Where in your life do you have fears (absences of faith) that you need to acknowledge?
2. Do you turn those over to God (who knows them, anyway) so that He may work in you to lessen or even eliminate them, and the sorrow which accompanies them?
Challenge: Pray that we take our fears straight to God so that He can work in us and make us stronger (and less sorrowful) each and every day. Holding onto that fear and sorrow is unnecessary and is contrary to what He made us for and His will. He wants us to give Him things we cannot handle, including our fears. So, let’s do that today.
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