The Upper Room 11 July 2022 Devotional | A Shelter from Fear

The Upper Room 11 July 2022 Devotional | A Shelter from Fear

The Upper Room 11 July 2022 Devotional | A Shelter from Fear

Read and Meditate on Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Monday 11th July 2022, written by Dawn Rachel Carrington. God bless you as you study today!

THE UPPER ROOM 11 JULY 2022 DEVOTIONAL, MONDAY

Today’s Topic: A Shelter from Fear
Dawn Rachel Carrington (South Carolina, USA)

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 56:1-3

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
In the midst of my fears, I will trust God.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. – Psalm 56:3 (NRSV)

As the tornado warning appeared on my television screen, my legs began to shake. I didn’t have a shelter or even a place inside my home where I could stand against a powerful storm. Panicked, I rushed into the hallway and fell to my knees, crying and praying that the violent winds would pass me by. Minutes later they had, and my unstable world was made right again.

For many years I’ve carried this debilitating fear of major storms. As a Christian, I wonder why I can’t just put my trust in the Lord as I am supposed to. Doesn’t my fear show lack of faith? But fear is a human emotion, and even the strongest Christian experiences it at one time or another.

In Psalm 56, David cries out to God because he fears his enemies. He doesn’t hide his need for protection. He isn’t ashamed to reach out to God for shelter. He admits he’s facing a battle he can’t handle on his own. Reading Psalm 56 always calms me.

Though we are children of God, there is much in life that can scare us. Though we put our faith in God, we can’t deny our human emotions. But we can reach out to God when we are overwhelmed, hurt, or afraid — and we can trust that God will always be there to listen and to calm our fears.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, calm our fears and help us to remember that you are with us. Fill us with the peace that only you can give. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Someone overwhelmed by fear

The Upper Room 11 July 2022 Devotional | A Shelter from Fear