“Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.’” (John 11:9)
This simple instruction is invaluable. Walk in what You know and what you can see. Do not go into places of darkness, or speculate on unknown things. Begin your journey in the light, where you both know and see. Be purposeful and resolute. What is going to happen will happen, but if you walk in the light, there is really nothing to fear.
Lord, this world is constantly calling for me to live in the darkness of meaningless speculation. Help me, I pray, to begin with what You have revealed that I may start today’s journey in the light. Help me see when I am walking into unneeded danger or true danger, to be unafraid.
Lord Jesus, I live in a world that loves to fearmonger, making me afraid of things over which I have no control. At the same time, this world wants me to avoid confrontation and tells me to tolerate bold sinfulness. Help me to go where You would send me and fear nothing except disappointing the Father. Help me be true today to the Gospel You have given me that I may live out the Gospel through my life. Amen.