Sherry Kyle here, writing from central California with some encouraging words straight from
Are you worried about something? Upset? Do you feel helpless? Daniel felt all these emotions when he saw visions of the future. See Daniel 7-10.
Just like Daniel, we can feel afraid when we think about our future. Maybe you’re waiting for your next book contract and are starting to doubt if it will ever happen. Maybe you have a looming deadline and fear you won’t be able to complete your manuscript on time. Or maybe you’re so overwhelmed with life that you don’t have time to write.
God sent one who looked like a man to speak to Daniel. He said, “Don’t be afraid, God loves you very much. Peace be with you. Be strong now; be courageous.” ~ Daniel 10: 19
Through Scripture, God speaks to us as well. Consider these four phrases when you need a strong dose of encouragement:
Don’t be afraid.
“So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. ~ Hebrews 13: 6
God loves you very much.
“He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3: 17
Peace be with you.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13
Be strong now; be courageous.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ~ Deuteronomy 31:6
We don’t need to fear the future. God is with us every step of the way!