Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. – (Proverbs 29:25, NIV)
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 liar. It creeps in and tells us that we are not enough, and that we will never accomplish what we have been called and created to do. When we choose to trust in the Lord, we discover peace, provision and safety. The things that once brought fear can become sources of joy. In Him, we need not be afraid, but rather we can move confidently forward in all that He calls us to do and become. May we choose to listen to the voice of truth, and allow Him to show us how to overcome fears and persevere.
Choose let not the fear,
Of people and things;
Keep us from doing,
What is our calling.
Instead trust the Lord,
Who arms and protects;
As He knows what’s best.
Rise up in freedom,
Choose His strength and song;
Keep pressing forward,
In Christ, carry on.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we need not fear people and their opinions, but rather we need to trust in You. Thank You that we have been created and called with purpose. Forgive us for allowing the opinions of others to give fear a foothold. Show us how to listen to Your voice and trust in the truth of Your word. Teach us to love those around us in a way that encourages trust and chases away fear so that all might persevere. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we recognize the truth of who You are and silence the fears that are not founded in truth. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? – Psalm 118:6