Fear comes in many forms: fear for your health; the health of those you love; the safety of those you love; fear of parenting wrong; fear of death; fear of growing old; fear of losing someone; fear of rejection; fear of confrontation; fear of being alone; fear of loss; fear of success; fear of failure; fear of the future; etc. You get the idea, the list could be endless. The question is, what can you do about it?
Deuteronomy 31:8 gives you a promise. “It is the Lord who goes before you; he will be with you, he will not fail you or forsake you; do not fear or be dismayed.”
Banish fear by trusting the following promises:
The Lord goes before you. He is in the future clearing a path. He is a trailblazer, cutting down all weeds and undergrowth to make a path to walk on tomorrow. He knows the challenges for tomorrow and every other tomorrow afterwards. He clears the way so you can make the best choices.
He will be with you. He is with you in a real and personal way. Even though you may feel alone on your journey, he is always right beside you, right here, and right now. He is always with you.
He will not fail you or forsake you. People let you down because they can’t provide everything you need. Spouses, friends, parents, children, and relatives are all imperfect people who have limitations, just as you do. They will fail you and forsake you in some way. Whether it’s by betrayal, rejection, or death, however, God is with you and will not let you down.
Do not fear or be dismayed. Much of life can be frightening. Death. The cancer diagnosis. Polarized political climate. Yet God is still the same. His character hasn’t changed. He still cares for you, loves you and wants the best for you, which doesn’t include fear.
God clears a path for you. He walks alongside you. He doesn’t wander off and leave you alone. He loves you and yearns to spend time with you. You have a companion for the journey, someone loving, trustworthy and loyal. Trust these promises, even when afraid.