Read: 2 Timothy 1:3
Study: On his second missionary journey, the apostle Paul met a younger man named Timothy. Timothy became one of his most trusted associates, one Paul trusted to lead some of the churches he planted, and to continue leading them after Paul was gone. Such a large responsibility must have frightened Timothy at times, especially in the light of his youth. But Paul told him that God’s spirit could make him lovingly powerful, rather than timid. That same spirit goes with each of us.
Prayer: Dear God, teach me how to trust your steadfast love more completely. Teach me, in my relationships with others and with you, how to better live free from fear, always confident that you are “for” me. Amen