Living With Fear

Wait on the Lord;  be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait I say, on the Lord.

Psalms 27:14

Fear is a basic fact of life, not a barrier to success.  Many people in the Bible were acquainted with the emotion of fear. When God asked Moses to represent His people to Pharaoh, Moses began to shake, saying, “I’m not a good speaker.” God’s reply was “I will help you to speak well, and I will tell you what to say” [see Exodus 4:10-12].

God also talked to Jeremiah, and Jeremiah’s  response was, “I’m  too young.” God promised Jeremiah that He would be with him and would see him through [Jeremiah 1:7-8].

Nothing breathes fresh air into our lives like doing something we didn’t think we could do. If God’s love is strengthening  our heart, then we know that God loves and accepts us whether we succeed or fail. Our value doesn’t change. Forgiveness is always available to us. When God’s love is the source of our security, fear is not a signal to stop or retreat, but a sign that there is adventure ahead.

Prayer:  Lord, help me forge ahead even though I feel the fear.