How Can I Fear with Jesus? {Thankful Thursdays}

Nervousness, concern, and fearfulness have all raged within me over the past three months. I’m still concerned, not worried, just concerned. I am a little fearful too. Even with these feelings going on inside of me, there is One I can run to for safety. He is my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverer, my God, my Strength, my Buckler (shield), the Horn of my Salvation, and my High Tower (place of safety). (Psalm 18:2) While the enemy has already done the damage, I’m still concerned he will get his foot back in the door and cause more problems. But through it all, How Can I Fear With Jesus?
We don't have to face life alone or carry the load of concern by ourselves. We have Jesus and we don't have to fear. How Can I Fear With Jesus? Frog' Lilypad l

How Can I Fear with Jesus?

To be concerned is normal. There are plenty of things in life we should be concerned about. But we can not allow them to cause us to worry; we don’t have to carry that load alone. (I Peter 5:7) If someone told me things in life didn't concern them, I would think I was being lied to or they are too foolish to not care. It's okay to be concerned.

My fear is not all about what may or may not happen. It’s more like walking in complete darkness in an unfamiliar place. Not knowing what is lying in the path, or if there is a drop off where I’m about to careen over the edge; just enough to cause concern. I will not let this fear keep me from allowing God to work (Isaiah 55:8-11), because how can I fear with Jesus?

No matter what a Christian faces in life, we have Jesus we can run to anytime. We know He will always be there in our time of need. (Joshua 1:5, Hebrews 13:5). Whether the outcome is good or bad, He is always in control of every situation. (Romans 8:28) With this kind of reassurance, how can we fear with Jesus?

Several months ago, I shared Faith In Uncertain Times. On July 22nd, my husband’s job ended. It was his choice, but he was put in a position to make the choice. While there is uncertainty that lies ahead, I’m trusting the Lord through it all, because how can I fear with Jesus?

When shadows fall and the night covers all
There are things that my eyes cannot see.
I never fear, for the Saviour is near.
My LORD abides with me!

When I'm alone and I face the unknown
And I fear what the future may be,
I can depend on the strength of my Friend!
He walks along with me.

Jesus is King! He controls everything!
He is with me each night and each day.
I trust my soul to the Saviour's control;
He drives all fear away!


How can I fear? Jesus is near!
He ever watches over me!
Worries all cease; He gives me peace.
How can I fear with Jesus?

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  1. “I will not let this fear keep me from allowing God to work (Isaiah 55:8-11), because how can I fear with Jesus?”

    Yes, I always need to hear this, Lori. Again and again. Praying for you as you move across the country!

  2. Looking forward to hearing about your move and your new home. Blessings in this process and thank you for your wise words today!

  3. Praying for you and your family Lori. Thank you for sharing your heart and your courage in Christ. I am looking forward to hearing about where you all landed. May God grant you wisdom and strength during your move. I know your faith will continue to grow as you go through the life change. Thank you for your willingness to host Thankful Thursdays. It is truly a blessing. Safe travels this weekend and may God richly bless you and yours!

  4. Looking forward to hearing about your moving adventures and new home.

  5. Hi Lori! Wow, moving across country! i pray for an uneventful, smooth move for you guys. can't wait to hear an update about it. thanks for hosting this lovely linkup! i've been away from blogging for a couple of months as we have been busy with family members going in different directions. i'm getting back to it now.

  6. Amen! Love that song and your beautiful peaceful. Given the subject of your post, I thought I'd add a link of my own..."Be Still" Praying for you, friend.

  7. A message filled with hope and one I need to read more than once. I do not want to lean on my own shoulders but on Jesus'. You have encouraged me today.
    What a beautiful old water wheel photo. I have not seen such as tall as that one. It is fine!

  8. Lori thank you for your blog it was a Blessing to read this today. Praying for a safe trip for y'all, may God Bless ! love you.

  9. I'm glad to hear this has encouraged you, Linda. That water wheel is at Berry College in north Georgia, it is one of the favorite views there. The campus is beautiful.

  10. Thank you for your prayers, Renee, the trip went very smoothly. I've missed you linking up, I'm glad to see you back.

  11. Thank you, Wendi. I'm going to be sharing all about it when everything has settled down.

  12. Thank you, Horace. Our trip went smoothly. I can't wait to share this experience that we have gone through.

  13. Thank you, Michele. I'm going to be sharing this whole experience in the next few weeks.


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