To Live Free of Fear, Surrender to God - Rick Warren Daily Devotional (January-19-2022)

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 05:34

Rick Warren (January-19-2022) Daily Devotional: To Live Free of Fear, Surrender to God

“Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon. You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry." Job 11:13-18 (CEV)

How do you learn to live in God’s love so that you can live free of fear? You have to surrender your heart to God every day. 

The Bible says in 1 John 4:18, “Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear” (NCV).

When you wake up each morning, before your feet hit the floor, you have to say, “God, before I even start this day, I surrender my emotions to you. I want you to be Lord of my feelings. I want you to control my mind and my emotions. I surrender my heart to you. I want you to fill me with your love.”

Job 11:13-18 says, “Surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and give up your sins—even those you do in secret. Then you won’t be ashamed; you will be confident and fearless. Your troubles will go away like water beneath a bridge, and your darkest night will be brighter than noon. You will rest safe and secure, filled with hope and emptied of worry” (CEV).

Those verses hold three commands and eight promises. Every promise has a premise—God says if you do this, then he’ll do that.

First, he gives you the commands: Surrender your heart to God every day. Turn to him in prayer. Give up your sins, confessing them to God.

Then notice the eight benefits: You won’t be ashamed. You’ll be confident. You’ll be fearless. Your troubles will be like water under the bridge. The dark night you’re going through will be brighter than noon. You’ll be able to sleep well because you are safe and secure. You will be filled with hope. You’ll be emptied of worry.

Wow! Who wouldn’t want to experience those benefits?

Take a moment to write that Scripture on a piece of paper and put it somewhere you’ll see throughout the week. Let it remind you to do those three things—surrender your heart to God, turn to him in prayer, and confess your sins. Then let God’s love fill your life and cast out all your anxiety and fear.

Try it this week, and then watch God carry out his promises as he fills you with his love.

Talk It Over

  • How does pride keep you from surrendering a certain part of your life to God?
  • What fears do you need God’s love to cast out?
  • Why do you think many of God’s promises have premises? In other words, why does he want you to do something before he fulfills his promise?

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  • Comment Link SARAH SILVANA A/P RAJOO Saturday, 29 January 2022 08:32 posted by SARAH SILVANA A/P RAJOO

    wonderful message

  • Comment Link Belinda Ebora Wednesday, 19 January 2022 22:14 posted by Belinda Ebora

    May God continue to be glorified in your life Pastor Rick Warren

Rick Warren

Rick Warren was born in San Jose, California and earned a Bachelor of Arts from California Baptist University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and his wife Kay founded Saddleback Church when he was just 26 years old and he continues to serve as the senior pastor. To many, he is Pastor Rick, but to his church, he is Papa Rick—a voice of wisdom, hope, enco ...