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?
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?