Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. - Proverbs 29:25
Dear Heavenly Father,
It's wonderful to hear that you have given me faith in you that provides an alternative to living in fear of what people could do to me. I have to confess that at times in my life, my fear of people and their power to hurt, persuade, fool, and destroy, has driven my life. When i lived by fear I made some huge mistakes too. That fear supercharged anger. It drove me to hide and avoid. It paralyzed me in social settings. But when you taught me that my identity as a child of God is secure with you. I learned to see you in every room. You and your fatherly acceptance are behind every situation I encounter. Even though people are very powerful, they are not the God who owns me. Now I feel safe because I believe I am yours. You will watch over your own children, even when you let them suffer or struggle with a challenge. Oh heavenly father, drive the fear of people far from me and help me act out of divine love and not fear.
Pastor Don Patterson
Love and fear are mutually incomparable in the human heart.