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This past Friday's prompt was present.
This year my “one word” is fearless. As usual, my word is a tough one, one that I wouldn't pick. How can I be fearless when fear seems to dominate my thinking?
In posting some writing, I came upon a blog with a Bible study on prayer. Who can't use some help in that area? I know I can! So, I joined.
The first passage I read (I started on Tuesday) was Hebrews 4:15-16:
"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."
And as soon as I read the promise of receiving mercy and finding grace, I was reminded of how grace is a gift, a present from the Lord. Jesus knows how we feel. He's been through all of it, and triumphed over it. So we can boldly come to Him with everything. He has given us the gift of Salvation, and so much more! It's like finding a huge present under the Christmas tree, but so many more to open besides.
And that is the way I can overcome fear—by being bold to come before my God, praying for what I need, and receiving the mercy and grace that is mine.