Yesterday an old friend wrote and asked for prayer -- mentioned being bombarded by fear.
Oh, how I relate.
Is your chest seizing up?
Can you feel it creeping up your throat, and trying to choke you out?
It comes often to me, too.
Sometimes my children wake in the night afraid.
I am more intelligent with them than I am with myself.
I pray with them, and I say, "Do you know what Jesus said?
He said, 'Fear not, little flock:
it is the Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.'
Don't be afraid, little lamb:
it makes God happy to give you His kingdom."