Fear

Fear is such a nasty foe. It always seems to find its way into our lives.

As a Christian, I’m encouraged not to fear, specifically because as Christians we trust God will take care of us.

But it’s not easy to trust and to not be fearful.

It’s hard not to be fearful when you wake up to discover your newly elected president is appointing an anti-Semitic, white nationalist to his staff. The unknown ramifications of this can quickly and easily bring fear.

It’s hard not to be fearful when your friends message you and say “pray, because gun shots have become a regular, nightly occurrence on our street.” The possibility of a bullet hitting their house, or one of their family members is all too real.

It’s hard not to be fearful when everything you thought you knew about something or someone is turned upside down, thus altering the course of your life.

So many unknowns. 

Yet, I must take solace in this…

I lift up my eyes to the hills.

    From where does my help come?

My help comes from the Lord,

    who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;

    he who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, he who keeps Israel

    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;

    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day,

    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;

    he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep

    your going out and your coming in

    from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 121