Author: Bethany Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: December 20, 2020

Unlocked: Daily Devotions for Teens

What are some of your biggest fears? No matter what you listed—no matter how dark or scary—in Christ, you can be sure of one thing: God is with you through it all (Matthew 28:20). Even if the worst comes to be and even in the darkest of places, God will still be with you. He knows what it’s like to suffer as a human, and He promises that (1) not even the worst suffering can separate us from His love and (2) fear and suffering won’t have the last word (Romans 8; Hebrews 4:14-16; Revelation 21:1-5). We all have fears. Some fear speaking in front of a large crowd or being home alone. Some of us worry about failing at our careers. Others worry about health, safety, or putting food on the table. Big or small, these fears are real. But just as real is the presence of Jesus through all of these fears. It’s easy to get wrapped up in fear. When that happens, we can remember we serve a God who dwells with us in our brokenness and who is paving the way for all sin and brokenness to end (John 1:14). • Bethany Acker • What are some of your biggest fears? • What is real about these fears? What promises from Scripture can you remember when you face these fears? • Read Romans 8:38-39 and Hebrews 4:14-16. Why is it so important that Jesus knows what it’s like to deal with the brokenness of our world? Can anything you’re afraid of separate you from Him? So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)


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Matthew 14:22-32