It was the last few minutes in the car before Sarah had to get out and walk into kindergarten for the first time. Her mother and father were driving her, and they seemed happy, and kept talking to her about what it would be like for her.
But Sarah was scared! She wasn’t ready for school. She wanted to stay with her mommy forever, and never leave her comfy playroom or house. Her lip trembled and she felt tears fall down her cheeks. Her Dad peered at her through the rearview mirror. He must have seen her tears because he slowly pulled the car to the side of the road and stepped out of the driver seat. He opened the door to the backseat and sat beside her on one side. Her mother got out and joined her on the other side. She heard her Dad pray.
“God, help our sweet Sarah. Take away her fear, and give her strength. Let her feel you keeping her safe and sound until we get to pick her up this afternoon. Thank you Jesus for your great strength. Amen.”
Sarah felt much better. Her Dad’s prayers always helped her feel safer, and she felt stronger, even though she was still a little afraid when she walked into kindergarten with her parents holding her hands.
“Finally be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10
How can you trust God’s mighty power to help you face your fears?