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