“The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1 NKJV)
Fear sometimes just creeps up on me unaware. It can be the phone call I just received; the bill that just came in the mail; and sometimes it is just a random thought. Fear, also happens when I begin to trust in my own ability and resources.
But mostly fear comes when I begin to walk by sight instead of faith. Instead of trusting God, I begin to operate and make decisions based on what I can see. And then the darkness comes and I cannot see my way at all. Fear and then despair steps in. I have lost my way. I begin to fear the unknown.
If I walk instead by faith, even when it is dark, I can find my way, because I am trusting God to guide me. He tells me, “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 NIV).
If I walk by faith, I can walk with confidence because I know that, unlike man, God “will never leave me, nor forsake, so I can boldly say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:5-6, NIV).
If I walk by faith, like David, I can rely on God “to rescue [me] from the hand of [mine] enemies, and to enable [me] to serve him without fear in holiness and righteous…” (Luke 1:74-75, NIV).
Do you want to serve God without fear? Do you want to be available to Him? If so, “walk by faith and not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV). And remember, sisters, “He who is in you, is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4 ESV).