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day 4: The Midday Disaster

In Psalms 91:5-6, David writes; “Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the dangers of the day, nor the disaster that strikes at midday”. There’s a pretty good chance that David was thinking of something else when he mentions the midday disaster, but maybe he was talking to all of us who go to work day after day, worried, concerned, overly stressed, and possibly terrified of what might go wrong today. I know that more often than not the stress or fear I have felt at work has been from the time that I spent worrying about failing or something going wrong. Why I love this verse is that David gives us the same assurance about midday as he does about the terrors of night or plagues. I find great reassurance that we are not to be afraid. When we are not afraid we become confident and look to success and reorient our attitudes towards achievement. Today, don’t think about how things can go wrong, but instead think about how things can go right. Remove the fear from what you have on your plate today and go into that meeting, that sales call, that one on one with your boss, that new route, with the confidence of David on your side.

Reference: Psalms 91:5-6 (New Living Testament)