#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.
Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.” 1 Samuel 22:23 NIV
Someone once asked me what is it that I am most afraid of – what it is that causes me to close my eyes and count the breaths to make them slow as my heart jars my chest. I’ve walked the road of abuse and neglect, I’ve traveled the world just to find a warm hug and a life to narrate, I’ve fallen in love with adventure and risk.
My response was simple.
“I don’t fear anything.”
Because I don’t. I don’t fear anything – because anything can be faced head-on and anything can be dealt with.
I don’t fear anything.
I fear nothing.
And the fear of nothing may be the most insidious fear of all. It’s the fear of getting so close or growing so much only to fall or fail. The fear that nothing will be good enough, nothing will be powerful enough, nothing will be profound enough, nothing will be all that’s waiting when all is said and done. I fear nothing, and there are times I feel that nothing just might win.
That fear washes over me, and I cower as its icy chill causes me to catch my breath.
And yet, in that same breath is the found the still small voice of One who is stronger than nothing, the One who formed every something from nothing, the One who illuminates the darkness of nothing to expose beauty on the other side.
And He says, “We are in this together, and I am for you.”
Christ invites me to dive into the very depths of nothing, to embrace it, to be emptied of fear and filled with faith’s fullness with God as shield and sword and strength.
He smiles and extends His hand.
“Nothing thought it would destroy me, too.”
And again He says, “We are in this together, and I am for you.”
Ronne Rock is a writer, speaker, and orphan care advocate who lives in Austin, Texas. She loves kitchen therapy and reads cookbooks like romance novels.