Into the Unknown1
Fear has always been a part of our lives and we have learned to manage it. Within the past year fear has become more surreal in our lives. Fear of the unknown is always crippling to someone. Just like Elsa in Frozen II singing into the unknown “are you out there, do you know me, can you feel me, can you show me.” We want to know that this fear cannot become a burden to us but become clearer to us before going through. God places things in our lives not to make us fear but to fully rely on Him. This can be holding many Christians back since we want to know why and how to fix it without going into the unknown.
There have been many times in my life that fear has held me in its grip because of not letting God fully take control. Once I release control and give it over to God the fear of the unknown is gone, and everything works out for the best. Living in fear cannot be a way of life for the Christian. Fear controlling your every action goes against God’s word. II Timothy 1:7 states “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” Fear takes away your joy and love for everything you do. This has not only been a difficult lesson for me to learn but also one I see with many of my students. Fear can be a powerful tool to motivate us in one direction or another.
My hope for your families within these next few months is to let fear not to take over your life but give everything to God. This might take some time to change our attitudes and habits by including this step. Reminding myself of this everyday can be a challenge but one I glad take on. I want to leave one last thought with you fear is not something new and does not catch God off guard. Joshua 1:9 “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”