When the Apostle Paul was building a fire in Acts 28, a snake tried to attach itself to him.  Every one around thought he would swell up and die, but Paul did not panic.  He simply shook the serpent off and God spared his life.  I have learned that there are things that will try to attach themselves to us. It could be discouragement, hopelessness, or hurt, but when God is on your side, you too can shake things off! Whatever you are going through today, I encourage you: Don’t panic! Shake it off!