#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.
“You will laugh at violence and famine,
And you will not be afraid of wild beasts.
“For you will be in league with the stones of the field,
And the beasts of the field will be at peace with you.
“You will know that your tent is secure,
For you will visit your abode and fear no loss.
“You will know also that your descendants will be many,
And your offspring as the grass of the earth.
“You will come to the grave in full vigor,
Like the stacking of grain in its season.
“Behold this; we have investigated it, and so it is.
Hear it, and know for yourself.”
Across all these verses, I see a God who is in control and not fazed by anything. And I hear him calling me to have the same attitude toward life.
Firstly, it is only through confidence in God’s sovereignty that we can truly laugh and be at peace through hardships and trials. This is not always easy to do because our emotions are inclined to react to our surroundings. When there’s good news, we jump quickly to praising and rejoicing. When there’s bad news, we question, mourn, complain and point fingers at God. This is all the inclinations of the human nature. But God is calling us to be like Him and know that He always gets the “last laugh”.
Secondly, the scripture teaches us that everything God created recognize God’s children. The mountains, the wild animals, the forests and everything tangible God created can see the mark of the blood of Christ Jesus upon us. The supernatural power of God is revealed in the makeup of the universe. Though the human race is not called to worship the universe or the things God created, God is still able to cause the universe (or as mentioned in the scripture, the wildest beasts and the stones), to show favor to His people. God uses those things He created to reveal His sovereignty.
In the 26th verse I sense a guarantee that God will be with me to my last breath as a living being on earth. Everything about me is naked before God and this gives me comfort. Because if it’s naked before Him, it’s only a matter of time before He deals with it to my benefit. I feel like God is calling me to be conscious of His presence in everything I do or whatever I am going through – to have a different attitude or to be specific, to have the same attitude He has towards my struggles and challenges on earth.
Emelia Mosima is in Corporate Communications and Media Relations. She lives in South Africa, Johannesburg. She thinks thrill rides are self-imposed torture. She just doesn’t know why she keeps going back for more torture, especially at her age.