“I Belong to Jesus” with Paul and Hannah McClure

“A lot of us feel like we need to avoid fear, or we need to ignore fear or rebuke fear; but fear is just a part of life,” Paul McClure said. “So [Hannah and I] tried to write about how – even if I feel fear – that’s okay. But it’s never going to conquer me because of my identity and Jesus.”

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.

– Psalm 23:4 ESV

Fear is not a sign of spiritual weakness; it’s a part of the human experience. You might be walking through your own valley right now, facing fears that seem insurmountable. But remember, you’re not alone. Just as the Psalmist declared in our verse, God is right there with you, guiding you, comforting you, and giving you the strength to face whatever comes your way.

Escape fear’s grip by acknowledging it and giving it to God!

It’s okay to acknowledge your fear. In fact, doing so can be the first step in overcoming it. Once you’ve acknowledged it, you can give it to God, just like Paul and Hannah McClure did when they were grappling with their own fears. They leaned into God’s presence and found peace even in the midst of their storm. You can too.

So, what fears are you holding onto today? Maybe it’s a fear about your health, your family, or your future. Whatever it is, know that God is bigger than your fear. He’s walking with you through this valley, and He will bring you to the other side.

Take this moment to lean into God’s presence. Let His peace wash over you, knowing that you are not alone and that fear will never conquer you because you belong to Jesus.

Today’s One Thing


“Lord, I acknowledge my fear, but I also acknowledge Your presence in my life. I give my fear to You, knowing that You are bigger than anything I face. Guide me through this valley, Lord, and help me to feel Your comforting presence every step of the way. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”

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