Have you had conversations, as I have, with people who living with huge amounts of fear? I talk to many people who are going through some of the toughest things in life. Some of them are overcome with fear because the future is uncertain, yet I have met some other people who are in the midst of disaster and major struggles. But those people have a much different perspective.
The people who aren’t living in fear are leaning on someone much bigger than them. Their fear has been given to and taken away by someone who can do more than any human can do. Of coarse I am talking about God. What do you do when everything is up in air or uncertain?
Lets change our perspective. Lets trust what God says. What would change if we did that? The way we response to disaster and fear would change.
My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment. Hang on to them, 22 for they will refresh your soul. They are like jewels on a necklace. 23 They keep you safe on your way, and your feet will not stumble. 24 You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. 25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, 26 for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.
Perspective changes everything. Common sense is what God gives us as He provides wisdom and insight. Hanging on to that will not only refresh us but will allow us to go to bed at night without fear and not worry when we get up in the morning because you’ve got peace in your heart.
Is what we are worrying about or fearful of more powerful than God? Your answer will tell you and others what you believe about God. I believe God is able. He can and will take our fears and help us through the times that might destroy our lives if we let them. That is, if we allow God to be our security.
I have to ask this question: where did that come from? I ask that of people who walk by faith, but when their world is falling apart, they end up in terror and afraid. It is in those times that we see where our faith finds foundation and if our belief in God works or doesn’t work. May God teach us to trust Him more when times aren’t so easy!