Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Fear Not

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

We've already established the fact that God has given us a spirit of power and of love. We also know that He will take care of us...So why is it that when it appears as if the worse is about to happen we get completely stiff with fear? I am so guilty of this it's not even funny. 

*And before we go any further let me just say this: I am saved by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I wake up with the determination to serve Him in all His glory. I am not perfect, I do fall short, I don't cross every T or dot every I, but my desire is to serve the Lord to the best of my ability and grow in His Grace...I have not arrived...

With that said, I have allowed fear to creep into my spirit a time or two. Crazy fears. Fear of running out of food; fear of failing at my job; fear of failing as a mother; fear of other people not liking me; fear of being entangled again with the yoke of bondage. I could do this all day. Over the years I have allowed some of these fears to consume me. I have even went as far as actually thinking myself right into that fear. I would try so hard not to do these things I would actually end up turning people off with a bad attitude or emotionally neglecting my kids. 

What I have learned is that fear is a very paralyzing feeling. It makes a person very unproductive and consumes their entire being. When I stumbled across this verse years ago it made sense in my head, but today this verse wraps my soul in a blanket of confidence and security in Jesus- knowing that whatever I go through, whoever my enemy is,and with all that I fear, there is an angel waiting to protect me against these things.