#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 20:1
If there is one thing I have learned about God in my life, it is that He does not always work within the confines of my own understanding. My fear is often the result of the limitations I unintentionally place on God’s power. There have been times in my life where I could easily rationalize my worrying – when I was in an unhealthy marriage threatening my self-worth on a daily basis, when I got divorced and I had to figure out single living all over again, when my job ended after 7 years with the same company and I had to figure out how to provide for myself, and so many more instances.
It is a given that there will be situations in our lives that feel like they are far too big for us to handle, like hordes of enemies are rushing toward us, threatening our very livelihood. It’s so hard to rely on God when He feels distant and your worries are so near, so real. It’s a choice to believe God when fear is beckoning, even when it doesn’t make sense to us.
See, our God is not limited by our capacity to understand. Our view of the world is so finite compared to His. Our God is a God of miracles! He is the one who makes our impossible possible! He has risen from the grave, turned water into wine, and given sight to the blind. But His miracles are not just stories from the past – they are realities for our present!
He tells us that in every situation, even (and especially) the terrifying ones, He is working for our good. He is bigger, He is stronger, He is greater than any of your fears. We cannot rely on the world to be good or even the most trustworthy of people to be perfect for us, but we can rely on God. We can bring all of our fears to the foot of the cross and choose to trust, falling into His loving arms of protection in any and every situation life may bring our way.
Becky Lehman is a Healthy living blogger who has lost 100 pounds! She resides in Colorado.