Today I had to take a test that I do every year because I have had diabetes since I was 11 years old, called the glycemic curve. It is a lengthy exam that takes about 3 hours to complete, so I spent a long time in the laboratory to collect all the necessary blood tests.
In the meantime three people passed by that caught my attention. The first was a young man about my age who was scared to death of needles and as I am very communicative I started to talk to him to divert his focus, who soon calmed down and finished the exam.
The second was a little 10 year old girl, who came into the room crying because she was afraid of the exam, her mother told her repeatedly not to look, but she was so afraid that she needed to see what they were doing in her arm, I started talking to her again, telling her a little about my experience with this uncomfortable exam and even though she was crying she stopped paying attention to the needle and stayed with our conversation, managing to let the nurse take the blood.
The third was an older man, who was so worried that he fainted when he saw the needle and because of this the nurses decided not to finish the exam asking him to come back another day.
Well, what did these three people have in common? Fear. Two of them, by having their focus shifted away from what was causing them all this fear, were able to go through the necessary procedure, however, one of them did not even have time to change his focus.
Now bringing this back to our daily lives, how many times has fear stopped you from doing something? Well I want to remind you that when we stop focusing on fear and focus on Jesus, we can get through any adversity no matter how difficult it is. And now I want to pray with you breaking all the chains of fear that may be in your life, after all there is nothing like starting the week full of courage.
I leave here a passage especially for you today:Isaiah 41:10
Therefore do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will hold you
with my victorious right hand.
Remember that you don’t have to repeat the prayer exactly as I’m going to leave it here, because each one of us has a specific way of communicating with the Lord. But if you want to accompany me, it will be a pleasure, feel free to speak it in your own way.
Beloved God, I thank you for this day, for your care, love and grace. I thank you because I know that even in the most difficult moments you are with me and do not forsake me. How great is your faithfulness and how you are greater than any fear.
Today I want to pray that you will replace all the fear that is in my mind and heart with courage to do what I need to do. I know that the fear that stops and paralyzes me is the one that doesn’t come from You, so I pray that You destroy any and all walls of the enemy in my life, free me from every evil trick.
I know that in You I will find all the strength I need to go on with my head held high. I know that in You worries are in vain. Please God, reassure my heart, let every fear go now in Jesus’ name! My God, Yours is the power, the glory and the honor forever. It is in the name of Jesus that I pray, give thanks and ask that my words may reach the Lord like a sweet perfume!
Prayer of a mere servant of God
God bless you!
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