#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 Saul saw the camp of the Philistines, he was afraid and his heart trembled greatly.
1 Samuel 28:5
There are times when you may have been disobedient to God’s appointed will and soon
afterward felt that a dangerous situation was about to overtakeyou. This is not a time when you want to have fallen out of favor with God. You never know when your worst enemy might have gained strength and numbers beyond anything you have ever imagined. Being outnumbered and overpowered, you might suddenly realize that there are situations in life thatyou alone cannot handle. If you are seeking divine protection in your prayers, but you are not sincere in your return to His will, your requests may possibly be met with silence. You could very well set yourself back to a time when God never knew you. He desires for us to keep our hearts filled with faith, not fear.
1 Samuel 28:5-6 says to me that we should take great care to remain in the will of God. It is not wise to go wayward and attempt a half-hearted return only when great trouble approaches. We should already be positioned and doing the things that He has called us to do. We are to continually seek Him and avoid looking for help outside of Him. If we pray and it is not in earnest, then it is possible that even solutions God sent to work for us in the past will be fruitless in His silence. God does not answer when we ask amiss. He does not come to us without a genuine sincerity being a part of our request. We are simply to search for Him with our whole hearts and wait. God answers in His own time. Keep your eyes on the prize and never waver from the promises of our Lord and Savior and in return, He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Michelle Lynn Stephens is a Stay-at-home mom and author who lives in Durham, North Carolina. Michelle was first published in a local newspaper at age ten and she is delighted to be a National Bestselling Author with Brown Girls Books.