It reaches the farthest corners of the earth and causes trouble, confusion and heartache. Americans are gripped by a host of fears.
Many fears are planted solidly on tangible realities…
What will our new president do?
What will happen if don’t get our family (and nation) out of debt?
What will happen if the younger generation doesn’t learn respect?
Where will the violence end?
Where is my marriage headed?
What will this disease do to my body?
Even as adults we struggle with childlike fears….
What WAS that noise?
Is someone watching me through the camera on my electronic device?
Is someone going to snatch my kids?
Are those germs are going to kill me?
I have fears…and what if’s….
I wrestled with fear my entire life, mostly illogical what if’s and lost a significant amount of my childhood because fear and anxiety gripped my heart. Entering adulthood struggle smacked me and I determined in my heart to face my fears head-on. I thought I had most fears controlled, I thought when I picked up JoHannah Reardon’s devotional No More Fear that it would provide a good tune-up. Little did I know reading the book would raise fears and wrong thinking about God to the surface and lead me back to my King.
Forty Day Morsels
With a simplicity I’ve come to appreciate in her other devotionals, Reardon takes readers along a crumb trail revealing the depth and magnitude of the Trinity. Forty days of these daily morsels leads readers away from wrong thinking about life (and fear) and closer to God.
This isn’t an ordinary devotional or average book about fear because it serves a two-fold purpose: (1) Engage fear and anxiety. (2) Develop of solid knowledge and understanding of God’s character. Daily Reardon refers to God’s character and how that relates to our fears.
Perfectly Balanced Truth
With the scripture printed in the text Reardon strikes a perfect balance of encouragement, exhortation and prayer that make this a delightful way to wake and meet the King of kings. Because Reardon uses a simple format readers have the luxury of richly meditating on a single thought rather than pinging around with many scattered revelations. Additionally, she provides an evening prayer to keep readers on course for a life free from fear and nearer the Creator.
When we know the character of God we can face life confidently.
No matter where you’re at in life, learning, knowing, growing and cultivating a deep understanding of God’s character will fuel faith and give strength to face life’s uncertainties and pleasures.