I am the LORD, your God, who grasp your right hand; It is I who say to you, “Fear not, I will help you.”  Isaiah 41:13

What fears prevent me from living my life to the fullest?

Someone told me once (I haven’t had the time to actually count them myself) that in the Scriptures, we are told not to be afraid 365 times – one for each day of the year. Somehow, that simple knowledge comforts me as I make my way through a culture that seems preoccupied with the exact opposite.  Even our television commercials warn and threaten us that we need a drug, a food, or a cosmetic  to avoid being overcome with imperfection or pain. While I really want to live each day free of anxiety, I cannot do it on my own.  May I feel God’s hand firmly grasped in mine as I embrace and cherish this day.