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The Jesus Calling daily devotional book by Sarah Young is designed as though Jesus is talking to me. Often the message seems especially designed for me that day. It happened again recently.

These sentences caught my attention because they addressed a major stronghold in my life: FEAR. “Do not let fear dissipate your energy. Instead, invest your energy in trusting Me and singing My Song.”

This is such an interesting picture of investing my energy in trusting Him as opposed to pouring my energy into fighting my fear. Fear is the opposite of trust and it drains my energy. On the days I ask myself, “Why am I so tired?” I may not have recognized fear as the culprit. If adopted as a way of life, fear will keep me weak.

Isaiah 12:2, the related verse for that day’s devotional, says, “…I will trust and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and song.” It is only by trusting in Him, and activating the strength He gives me, that I can move forward.

When I am engaged in trusting Him, that’s when the music begins. In that moment the strains of “His Song” will flow from my lips.