Daily Devotional: Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

“…an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, son of David,’ the angel said, ‘do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit’ ”

(Matthew 1:20, NLT)

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or even afraid of what God has called you to do? Maybe you were pursuing a dream or goal and things didn’t turn out the way you planned. Joseph had planned to take Mary as his wife, but when he found out she was pregnant, he didn’t know what to think. He was afraid that he might be making a mistake because things didn’t turn out the way he planned. But, God sent a messenger in a dream to reassure Joseph that he was on the right path.

Today let me reassure you that God knows right where you are, and He knows how to get you to where you need to be. Even when things don’t go the way you planned, His hand is on you. Do not be afraid, trust that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf and that He will lead you into the life of blessing that He has prepared for you.



Father in heaven, I choose to trust in You. Even when things don’t go the way I planned, I know You are at work in my life. Thank You for Your perfect love which casts out all fear. I love You and surrender every area of my life to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.


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Posted on October 1, 2012, in Bible Verses, Quotes & More!. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for this post!! I found your blog through and had no idea that I would also find a fellow sister in Christ 🙂 Your encouragement is so timely, as my husband and I are going through a major season of change – it can be very scary, but you have reminded me that not only does God have me in his hands, he also brings me words of encouragement when I need them (and sometimes in the most unexpected ways!).

  2. Thank you so much for this!! This is what I needed thread this morning. Needed this encouragement!! 🙂

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