#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.
Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
This verse makes me think of how the year went for me in 2016, what I’ve gone through and experienced. All the decisions I had to make, whether bad or good. A lot of people could say that they either had a wonderful year or just a horrible one, maybe you’re the select few who had an okay year. Well for me I had a little bit of both a horrible and tremendous year. I had a year filled with battles and blessings. Battles where I feared that there was never going to be an end. I had feared that I would’ve never gotten out of my horrible 2016. I was once broke, sick and hopeless. My dad had told me I was basically a failure and a weak person, threatening to kick me out. I was robbed at gunpoint and had to face surgery all alone due to an illness I had. I could go on and on with the list, but I think you get that I was truly at my worst. But as the year started to come to an end, I started to realize that our battles have hidden blessings in them. Because despite being at your worst, God is there for you and he always will be. A friend once told me, to look at how far God has brought me. So I ask you to look at how far God has brought you. Look back to your past, all the enemies you faced, the problems you’ve gone through. God has brought you this far. And as we begin a new year, remember that your 2016 is just the past, an era in which you’ve faced and came out victorious because of God’s grace. You have nothing to fear. If its anything that I have learned from my battles, it’s that God wants us where we are, and maybe you’re going through a battle right now. So don’t ask why, but what for? Is God taking you through something to grab your attention, and say, “Hey, I’m right here for you and I’m all you need!”
Psalm 27:3 reminds me that I have nothing to fear, because with God I can do and go through anything.
Charmaine Washington is a Servant for Christ who lives in Lancaster, Texas.