October 11 2018, 10:03pm
Last night I prayed for God’s guidance in writing about His character for this week’s thoughts. This morning, I read three verses dealing with “Fear” and “Trust”. I believe it to be my answer to last night’s prayer.
“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe”.Proverbs 29:25
“For Facing Fear” – “God is our Refuge and Strength.” Psalm 46:1 KJV – God has Plan B
“but my fellow Israelites who went up with me made the hearts of the people melt in fear. I, however, followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly. Joshua 14:8
The passages reveal I can trust in the Lord God. It tells me God will not leave or forsake me. And that in times of fear, I can entrust my fears and anxieties to Him “wholeheartedly”. When I fear, I will find refuge and strength in Him.
Throughout Biblical history, God has proven to be Trustworthy. God does not break his Word or Promises. God is faithful and loves us unconditionally: “For God so loved the world that He gave us His one and only Son that, whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life.”John 3:16
I questioned myself if I obeyed God wholeheartedly but, unlike Caleb, who followed the Lord God wholeheartedly, (Joshua 14:8) – I knew I was not giving my 110 percent, not even my 100 percent. Though I am far from “wholeheartedly, I have the hope and desire I will.
When I think of fear, I think of the time my father became very sick. I felt a fear foreign to me. It was the fear of death. Fear of not being able to be with him before he passed. In a desperate plea, I asked my father “wait for me” and he promised, but through unfortunate and uncontrollable circumstances, my father passed the night before my arrival.
But today, my fear of death is changing. I think it is because I know that what ever comes after this life will be so much better. And about my father… I KNOW he is in good hands and living a joyful life with God and his ancestors.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”John 14:27