Discouraged

Dear Heavenly Father,

With You on my side, I know that I do not have anything to fear.  Lord, there are still times when I take my eyes off You—when I forget Your promise that You will never leave me nor forsake me—and I let fear invade and take control of my life.

Right now I feel defeated by fear.  I am not doing what I am supposed to do in life because I am afraid of what will happen to me.  I am struggling to trust that You will protect and empower me.  My eyes are focused on what I perceive to be threats all around me, rather than focused on You.  Even before I speak it, You know the specific fear that is most plaguing my life right now. 

God, I ask you to work in my heart and mind.  Please remove the fear that is robbing me of joy, purpose, and success.  Help me to trust You as the one true source of courage.  I don’t claim courage through my own strength, but I do receive the courage I need for the challenges and tasks facing me from loving and trusting You. 

Thank you for helping me to learn to walk in trust of You,
Amen.