Romans 8:15 NLT – So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”

Fear can be a powerful influence in our lives. It’s really just the enemy’s perversion of faith. He says to us: ‘Believe what I’m telling you. This is not going to work. Your prayers aren’t any good. You don’t have right standing with God. You are a failure.’

Fear always tells you what you’re not, what you don’t have, what you can’t do and what you’ll never be. But Romans 8:15 says that you are a child of God who can call Him “Abba Father.”

The word Abba was a term little children used in addressing their fathers. It would be similar to our word Daddy. It is less formal than Father and denotes a comfortable closeness between a child and his or her father.

Jesus said we could call God ‘Abba’ because He had delivered us from ALL fear. He will ALWAYS take care of His beloved children, and we can approach Him without fear of rejection. When we run to Him with any problem or pain, He’s waiting with open arms to comfort and encourage us.

Prayer Starter: Abba Father, I know that You will take care of me, Your beloved child. You alone can deliver me from all fear, so I run to Your open arms.

– from Joyce Meyer’s Devotional

Thank you Jesus that because of what You did on the cross, we have become your children. Thank You God for Your great love for us that You are always waiting to comfort, encourage, and love us with open arms, hugs and kisses! Your love has destroyed all fear. 🙂