Daily Hope 3 February 2022 Rick Warren Devotional | Thursday Message
Daily Hope 3 February 2022 Rick Warren Today Devotional
TOPIC: Four Signs Fear Is Affecting Your Vision
SCRIPTURE: “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
Daily Hope 3 February 2022 Rick Warren Devotional Message:
Have you noticed that fear makes you miserable? Looking at your life and the future with eyes of fear will never produce joy.
After the spies gave their reports of the Promised Land to Moses—most of them negative—here’s how the Israelites responded: “Then the whole community began weeping aloud, and they cried all night. Their voices rose in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. ‘If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!’ they complained” (Numbers 14:1-2 NLT).
Now, that’s what you call a full-blown pity party. The Israelites were so afraid of what was going to happen, that they just wanted to die in the desert rather than trust whatever God had in store for them.
These verses from Numbers 14 include four warning signs. When these warnings show up in your life, you will know that you’re looking at the future with eyes of fear.
Your sadness increases. Depression can be caused by a lot of things, and it robs you of joy. If you feel sadness pushing out your joy, consider whether you’re allowing fear to skew your perspective.
Your complaining increases. When you’re afraid, you want others to share in your misery. If you don’t think you’ve been complaining more lately, check with your spouse or your friends. Sometimes they can see how your fear is manifesting itself better than you can.