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Here is the Daily Dose for Thursday, March 26, 2020.
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? Psalm 118:6
Growing up in New York City you don’t just have friends in your neighborhood, you make friends all across the city. This means that you can simultaneously have friends in the ritziest neighborhoods in the city, the roughest neighborhoods in the city and every type of neighborhood in between. Every neighborhood has its own personality and its own reputation that you want to be aware of as you travel. There are some neighborhoods where there may be a specific group of people that “run” the neighborhood and protect it from outsiders. There may be other neighborhoods where if you are not a “known” quantity Ms. Polaski on the 5th floor automatically puts in a call to the local police prescient to have you “checked out.”
Knowing all of these things about neighborhoods as you travel can make you a bit uncomfortable from time to time. So as I traveled I always had a plan as I went to a new neighborhood, call ahead. I would call the person I was going to visit and have them meet me at the train station. That way as I walked through their neighborhood, I had someone with me who ensured that I was known and had nothing to worry about. By walking with someone there was no need to worry, fret, or look over my shoulder because I was not alone so there was no reason to be afraid.
Friends, there are always going to be times when we will be in places that are unknown or uncomfortable. In those situations, choose not to be afraid. In the same way that I would walk through the unknown with a friend, we always have the Lord to walk with us. You never have to be afraid or worried about what people may do because you have the Lord with you. He is your protection, your escort, and all you need to make it through. So fret not, and walk boldly because you are never alone.