Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. – (Proverbs 29:25, NLT)
Fear can be a trap, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe. – (Proverbs 29:25, ERV)
The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. – (Proverbs 29:25, MSG)
Fear is a funny thing; it can prevent us from becoming the very person that God intended us to be. Incredibly, when we walk forward in faith, despite our fear, God meets us and leads us to the places we are meant to go. We grow bolder in our becoming, and discover so much more than we ever knew before. As we place our trust in God, rather than allow human opinion to adjust our sails, we discover the fullness and blessing beheld in all that He has for us. The joy and blessing found on the other side of fear are well worth the walk of faith. God has good in store for us. Often, we have to “climb the mountain” to arrive at the place where we are best able to appreciate the incredible view. May we release all fear into Your hands, trusting You to keep us safe.
Help us to not fear,
For all that fear does;
Stop our momentum,
Trap us in what was.
But, trusting in God,
Our protection plan;
As He leads and guides,
Grants us strength to stand.
So, choose to fear not,
And trust in the Lord;
Keep moving in faith,
As grace He’ll afford.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us past our fears. Thank You that as we bring our fears to You, You take them and grant us strength and safety to keep moving in the direction to which You have called. Forgive us for allowing fear to paralyze us and prevent us from being who You designed us to be or doing the things intended for us alone. Teach us to trust You more, so that we would face our fears with faith, as faith fuels our fight to keep forging forward. Show us how to love those around us in a way that eases fears and strengthens faith. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we place our fears in Your hands and trust You to protect us and provide for us as we seek to become who You have created us to be. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. – Isaiah 41:13