Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for you will not suffer disgrace.  – Isa 54:4

Reflection.  Some fears are so deep that they come to us all the way from our childhood.  We do not understand that these fears still have a certain power over us.  But Jesus said, “Fear is useless; what you need is trust” (Lk 8:50).  They can be overcome.  Focus more on God’s love and less on your fears.

Prayer.  Help me, Lord, to live joyfully because of the knowledge of Your love.