I’ve wrestled against some fears lately. These particular fears involve my kids. And they’re only…young. I can’t imagine the fears that pound on a mother’s heart when that middle son gets his driver’s license. Tranquillize me now.
I know that fear will keep coming. As long as we’re mere humans, unable to see past this moment, fears will continually creep up. It’s what we do with them that determines what happens next in our soul.
It’s in the everyday living that we have to choose to believe Him. On Monday and Tuesday and Friday. When our kids pick *that* friend or someone we love has to go through chemo — it’s in those moments that we have to remember what’s true. Otherwise we crumble in despair; and who likes that route?
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
He tells us not to fear because He’s with us. The One who’s in charge. The One who speaks and stars fling into the night sky. The One who holds every single person’s breath in His hands and fully knows every thought we think. He’s in control. And He’s with us.
He’s beside us and before us and behind us — hemming us in. (Psalm 139:5) We can’t go anywhere that He isn’t already there. And neither can our loved ones. He’s with us and for us, strengthening and helping and guarding and keeping. Girlfriend, that’ll preach.
We have to remember to take those fears to Him and then preach truth all over them. Because this side of Jesus’ return, the fears will keep on coming. But He will keep on being God.
Fill me, Lord…
What are you tempted to fear these days?
What truths can you preach to yourself when the fear rises up?
Linking up today over at Not Consumed.