Fear Has To Go
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.
I really like the verse above. In every stage of life we’re in there is always a little nervousness about what the future could hold. We have no reason to fear the future. In fact, we should be excited about our future! Because with God, our lives are blessed. We have every reason to rejoice and be grateful with what the Father has given us. There is this song by Elevation Worship that I have been liking a lot lately. The song goes,
I will bow down to tell You that I need You
Jesus Lord of all
I look ahead believing You are able
Jesus Lord of all, Jesus Lord of all.”
And that is the song I Will Look Up if anyone is interested in listening. But I love the part where it says I will look back and see that He is faithful and then you can look ahead and believe that He is able! He is able because He did it once, He can do it again. Our God is faithful. Because He is faithful we have no reason to fear… Not one bit. I had been struggling with fear and anxiety a lot lately. It was getting to the point where I was terrified to be alone anywhere and I could hardly sleep because I felt tormented by evil images in my head and scary dreams. It felt like I was consumed with fear and nothing could break it. I wanted to worship God and give it all to Him, but I didn’t know how. It was like I was afraid to not have fear anymore. I know that doesn’t make sense, but sometimes we get caught up in our fear or sin and we become comfortable. Even though you label it as a struggle you become so comfortable with that because you don’t know any better. But let me tell you, Jesus is better. He can heal you and make you feel peace like no one else can. Jesus is Lord of all. He crushed the enemy’s head. He has the victory, He has the final word. We need to bow down and lay our struggles at His feet. We don’t need to carry shame or fear anymore. If our God is for us who can be against us? No one! God is able and faithful. Don’t fear the future because you can look ahead and laugh because He has an amazing plan for you and what the enemy will do is try to trip you up, so don’t worry. All you have to do is remain steadfast and keep pressing into Him. You can fight the enemy with God’s word. Whenever lies come into your head you can fight back with God’s word.
Grow deeper in passion and love for the King of kings! What this world has to offer is meaningless when compared to what God offers you. Choose Jesus. Choose life. When you find your hope and peace in Him you find security forever. You’re safe in His arms, safe in His promises. Because we hide in the shadow of His wings, we have no reason to fear. Be clothed in strength, honor God, and be steadfast. God will never let you down.
She is clothed with strength and dignity,
and she laughs without fear of the future. Proverbs 31:25
Written by Olivia Mancini