“Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon. You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry.”
Job 11:13-18 (CEV)
How can you learn to live in God’s love so that you can live free of fear? You have to surrender your heart to God every day.
Each morning, before your feet hit the floor, pray, “God, before I even start this day, I surrender my emotions to you. I want you to be Lord of my feelings. I want you to control my mind. I surrender my heart to you. I want you to fill me with your love.”
There are three commands and eight promises in today’s Scripture. God says if you do this, then he’ll do that. When you follow his commands, God will follow through on his promises.
God gives three commands to follow: Surrender your heart. Talk to him in prayer. Confess all of your sins.
Then, God follows through on eight promises: You won’t be ashamed. You’ll be confident. You’ll be fearless. Your troubles will be like water under the bridge. Your dark night will be brighter than noon. You’ll sleep well because you are safe and secure. You will be filled with hope. You’ll be emptied of worry.
Who wouldn’t want to benefit from these promises? Surrender every day to God, follow his commands, and you’ll find yourself living a life free of fear.
This devotional came from the Open Doors: A Year of Daily Devotions by Rick Warren. You can get it HERE.