It is not wrong to feel fear. It is wrong to let that fear have the last word in your life. The people who accomplish the most astounding things for God’s glory aren’t the people who feel the least fear. Often they’re the ones who deal with the most intense fear. But instead of letting that fear disable their dreams, they start increasing their capacity of faith. They act on the part of God’s direction they do understand. And they leave the east up to him.
– Steven Furtic (Sun Stand Still)
I’m in the middle of this book Sun Stand Still, by Steven Furtic, and God is really challenging my faith. I don’t find myself living in fear often; but recently, there have been some scenarios playing out in my head that leave me wondering, “What if…?”
“What if I lose my job?”,
“Will God’s provision ever run out?”,
“Will I hear from God for direction?”
Another fear that i have had recently is, “What if I am never on staff as a pastor at a church again?”
Crazy thoughts, right? What is awesome is that, no matter how uncertain the future is, we serve a God who 1) is unchanging, 2) has given us His Word that is completely trust-worthy, and 3) is already at tomorrow and is waiting for us to get there.
Our fears cannot have the final word in our lives. We must increase our faith and trust in God, and rest in the fact that He is in control at all times. He knows what tomorrow brings, and will see us through it.
Thank you, God!
What are some recent fears that you are faced with? Are you trusting in Him for the provision (whether financial, emotional, or spiritual)?
One step at a time,