Lord, my soul is troubled
there is fear in my heart this morning...
The beauty of Your creation - the sun on the colorful trees, the half-moon high in the sky, the myriad of birds at our feeders - could not free me this morning.
So I do the only thing I know how to - and that is give it to You.
I lay my fear and all the associated sin of not loving at the foot of the Cross, and I give it to You.
Take it from me, it shouldn't be mine in the first place - forgive me for carrying it.
'There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love.'
Love endures all!