Daily Devotional: Peggy Rose (Roxanne Cooley)

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In this time of “social distancing” and isolation I am cleaning out my attic. I found this short devotional written by my mom, Peggy Rose, probably about 18 years ago in the early stages of Alzheimer’s since she had trouble with the spelling on a few words she would have known being a crossword puzzle fanatic. I found great comfort in her words and thought I would share since they are very relevant today. I corrected the misspelled words.

It is so easy to say I trust God’s word. Let my son have a bad wreck and I am overwhelmed with fear until I see my son and the Doctor says it’s not as bad as it looks. When will I learn to go to God first. He is our refuge, our healer. What would my life be if every morning I ask God’s protection, His blessing and His love for my children?

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.

We think we know what fear is … when we are afraid during the night … when loved ones are out late at night. How about these?

1. Isaac had to think about his dad offering him as a sacrifice. 2. Sarai had to doubt the outcome of being told to act as her husband’s sister and enter a harem. 3. Mary could not have helped having tremendous fear on facing her parents, family and Joseph. 4. The thief on the cross that believed in the deity of Jesus probably had less time to fear as his options were pretty low anyway.

God did not give us fear … so the only answer is we turn to God and give our fears to Him.

Prayer: Help me Lord to always remember You preface Your directions with “Fear Not” for a reason. We absolutely have deliverance in You in everything as we obey You in everything. Amen.

Thanks for letting me share.

Roxanne Cooley March 25, 2020

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