I was moved by the following entry in Jesus Calling, Sarah Young’s daily devotional, written from the perspective of Jesus talking to us, so I am sharing part of it with you:
Sit quietly with Me, letting all your fears and worries bubble up to the surface of your consciousness. There, in the light of My presence, the bubbles pop and disappear. However, some fears surface over and over again, especially fear of the future. You tend to project yourself mentally into the next day, week, month, year, decade, and you visualize yourself coping badly in those times. What you are seeing is a false image, because it doesn’t include Me. Those gloomy times that you imagine will not come to pass since My presence will be with you at all times.
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6