40 Days, 40 Prayers

Day 6, or Afraid To Fall


We all have a certain guard we like to keep up. Levels that other people have to travel through to reveal certain things to them.

We’re afraid of what might happen if we give all our trust, only to have it broken. We might get hurt. We might be misunderstood. We might be made to look a fool. And sometimes we’re so used to having this fear with other people, that we have the same fear with God. We think He might let us down, He might not be there for us, or even that He’s not there at all.

But the things we fear are human weaknesses. We have no need of such worry with our Father, His hand is steady. His heart pours out a boundless ocean of love and mercy. Even when we, in our own weakness, turn our backs on Him, he remains ready to receive us into His arms.

Therefore, we can run into them, with our hearts full of a child’s love and trust. The world is like the night, full of dangers that we can sense, which teaches us to constantly glance over our shoulders warily. But God is the moment that you walk in your house and lock the door and sigh, knowing no harm can reach you.

You can entrust your heart and soul to Him. He’ll take the greatest care of them. They are His creation.


My prayer for today:


Heavenly Father, thank you for creating us with hearts made for love and trust. When our past makes us shrink back from opening up, give us the courage to hold nothing back, so that we can grow always closer to You and serve You with all our being.



Psalm 37: 23-24

Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when He delights in our way; though we stumble, we shall not fall headlong, for the Lord hold us by the hand.




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