Face it. We live in a sometimes very scary world.
What can we do?
Where can we turn?
Is it even possible to gain freedom from fear?
Yes – a resounding YES.
But not by trying to run from our fears
or fleeing what is terrifying us.
Not by begging God to remove the thing we are afraid of.
True freedom from fear comes by allowing God
to walk with us through whatever we are afraid of.
As a child I was very afraid.
From loud noises to new situations
snakes and dark places and on and on and on.
And although I knew the Lord I didn’t know how to shake the heavy chains of fear.
Freedom in Christ seemed a possibility for others
but not for me.
But somewhere along the way my relationship with Him
began to grow until
it grew bigger than my fears.
As I focused upon Who He is
I began to see how small my fears were.
Now, my knees might still shake at times
but because I know the One Who walks with me through everything
I am no longer paralyzed –
I am no longer trapped.
All I need to know is that He walks with me through it all.
And I know that I am safe no matter what.
How about you?
Are you will looking for freedom from gut-wrenching fear?
Let me encourage you to look to the One,
The Glorious One
to hold your hand through everything you face.
Stop the voices that try to convince you otherwise.
Turn away from your doubts and let Him walk with you.
Fears seem to evaporate in the light of His Presence.
He is stronger than anything or anyone
And He loves you with an everlasting Love.
Now that’s true freedom, my friends.
And He wants you to experience it too.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” –Isaiah 41:10