Reflection: Recently, my daughter had a nightmare. She was hysterical and screamed out for me. I rushed to her side and in her sleepy state she didn’t recognise me. “No, I want my mum”, she whimpered. “I’m your mum, I’m here”, I said as I slid into her bed and wrapped my arms around her. She continued to cry and I continued to say, “I’m here, I’m your mum, I’m here, I’m your mum, I’m here”. Eventually her fear subsided and she was peacefully asleep. When I am gripped with anxiety or fear
and I cry out to God, I assume the silence means that He hasn’t heard my prayer. When my daughter had her nightmare, I was reminded that God does hear our prayer and is repeating “I’m here, I’m your Father, I’m here”, the problem is that I struggle to find peace in that alone, or I’m simply not listening. Oh Lord, work in our hearts and may your words be on constant replay in our heads.
Question: Do you find it hard to listen to God when you are full of fear?
Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, please help us to remember that we need not fear because you are with us. Sorry when we try and rescue ourselves. Amen.
We are reading the Bible with Samantha Freestone until 10th March.