The scripture for today, August 15 (8/15), is Romans 8:15 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship.”
I knew someone a long time ago who went through a period of being afraid of everything, something she just could not control. Then she found this scripture and applied it to all her fears. She had read it many times before, but this time was able to apply it to her constant fear. She thought to herself, “Stop being afraid! You are a child of God! He is right there with you. Be brave now. And rest in God.”
Are there times in your life when you are a slave to fear? What do you fear right now? Perhaps it is fear of the dark or someone breaking into your house. Or fear of losing health. Or fear of strangers. Or of a certain nationality. Or of losing a job or home. Or of losing a loved one.
Stop being afraid! Children of God are not afraid. God is right there with you. Be brave.
And rest in God.
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