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Romans 8:15 For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!”
I wasn’t afraid of those snarling, snapping beasts. I knew my mother would protect me. I was worried about the doll carriage though. I can remember howling at her not to tear up my carriage, and her howling back for me to be quiet, and stay still.
I think I do the same thing with God. I cry out in fear that I am going to lose a thing that I want, while God is standing between actual danger and me.
God’s love is not a promise of a life free from worry. We may end up sitting on a few trash heaps of confusion, our baby carriages battered while the world rages. But the love of God is perfect and pure and will always protect our hearts.