To Be Fearless

Friday, January 27, 2017

“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident.” (Psalm 27:1-3)

Since I got my license in September, I have noticed that more frequently I find myself being fearful of something. Usually it is just the fear of getting out of my car and walking inside when it’s dark out. Sometimes I am afraid my tires will blow out, or I will forget to buy gas and completely run out in the middle of nowhere. It is like my mind has been operating on a never-ending system of "What If’s." Of course it is great to be cautious, but I think there is a line between healthy cautiousness and actually living in fear.

Jesus is our Great Protector and our Comforter, He does not want us to live in fear of the life He created for us. To live a fearless life, we have to first trust that Jesus is always protecting us. His hand is always over us. Even in the midst of a war, we can be confident that our God is still on our side. 

We may not know what each new day brings for us, but there is comfort in the truth that Jesus knows.

It is so common to see people living in fear of the possibility that something unexpected may happen. Unexpected things happen all the time. We cannot reasonably expect things to go according to our own plans. One expectation we can have, that will never let us down, is the expectation that God has it all in His hands and He has each step already laid out for us. He has seen the beginning and He has seen the end. We can always expect great things, because our God is a great Creator and the life He has made for each of us is perfect in its own way.

Next time you find yourself asking the “What If’s” of life, try instead turning your focus to the incredible unexpected blessings God has given you in the past. Praise Him for the past experiences when you thought something bad might happen, but instead were surprised to find that God still didn’t let you down.

Sometimes in those scary moments, when our trust is wavering, all we need is a reminder of all the reasons we have been given to trust Him.

Dear Lord,
Thank You that I don’t have to be afraid. Thank You for always protecting me. Lord, keep reminding me of Your love and help my soul to trust You with everything that I have. Help me keep my eyes set up on You, and continue to renew my spirit, my outlook and my attitude. I pray my heart will be open to You this week and that my mind will be still, quiet and focused. Amen.

Written By: Daisy Budgick

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