365 Reminders – Wise Words Wednesday

365 reasons

Maybe it’s the weather, or the new year, or taxes, or this darn head cold, but I have really been fearful lately. I find lingering doubts and worries popping up in my mind and permeating the corners of my heart.

There isn’t any one thing that my fears are focused on, but a lot of little things hindering my happiness.

Worry about friends who are ill. Worry about those who’ve lost loved ones recently. Worry about my own children’s health. Worry about my kids and getting along with others. Worry about being the best wife and mom I can be. Worry about meeting the needs of my students. Worry about our late library books. Worry about what to make for supper. Worry that I just know I am forgetting something… Silly, silly worries.

For all the millions of things I have to worry about, there is one number that packs a powerfully positive punch…365.

The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times.

That is 365 reminders from God that He has things under control.

365 reminders that there is a bigger plan out there than we can ever imagine.

365 “get out of bed and get going” reminders.

365 reasons to let fear of the things we cannot control go.

Today I want to be your friendly reminder that the phrase “do not be afraid” is written 365 times in the Bible. Do not be afraid of what this day has in store for you. Be aware that God is there for you. I have faith that you can and will be successful.

While we are human and fear is one of our greatest weaknesses, faith can provide tremendous strength.

The phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times.

By: Melanie A. Peters

P.S. I’m pretty sure there’s a 366th phrase that carries the same reminder for those pesky leap years.



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