Week Three | Day One

Read: “Some time later, the Lord spoke to Abram in a vision and said to him, ‘Do not be afraid, Abram, for I will protect you, and your reward will be great.’” Genesis 15:1

Shakespeare writes in Macbeth, “Each new morn, new widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows strike heaven on the face.” We all have days when sorrows strike us on the face. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you grew up or how much money you make; there are going to be difficult seasons. So, what do you do when you’re faced with problems? Where do you turn?

Take a look at what God said to Abraham in the verse above. To provide a little background, Abraham had just returned from war. His nephew had been captured, and Abraham and his men had been sent to rescue him. (Imagine Liam Neeson in Taken.)

Abraham was probably tired. He might have been full of anxiety.  If something that horrible could strike his family, what else was possible? But the first thing God said was, “do not be afraid.”

God understands us. He knows that we “face trials and tribulations of many kinds” (James 1:2). Through it all, He reminds us to not be afraid. In KXP, our Backyard Buddies learn to say, “Who’s got this? God’s got this!” That’s a motto we should all remember more often. Life can be tough, but do not be afraid; God will protect you, and your reward will be great.

Do: Ask yourself “Who’s got this?” and answer, “God’s got this!” – no matter how silly you feel. Put this truth on paper and display it in your car, on your bathroom mirror or at your desk.  Let it comfort you when you’re feeling overwhelmed.