By Michael Obanewo
Fear is natural. It is a feeling that comes when you are facing a danger, a threat or uncertainty. We cannot eradicate fear, we can only OVERCOME it.
We are at the edge of another new year; another year of uncertainties and unknowns – to us, of course, but not to God.
David, writing of that rich meaningful relationship that we have with Christ said;
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures, he leadeth me beside the still waters, he restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his namesake and yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies. Thou annointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”
Do you see any anxiety in that verse? Do you see any fear in that verse? No, the only thing we see there is confidence. I want you to see that you and I can have confidence if the Lord is our shepherd. Every need, He will supply. He’ll shine his face upon us and make our ways prosperous.
Joshua was scared but the Lord told him, “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged.” He is overwhelmed by the daunting task of “filling Moses’ shoes” and leading the nation into Canaan.
Precisely at this point, God showed up. It is always at this point that God shows up. What point? The point of our greatest need.
So whatever the fears are, we are going to face them and walk through them, by HIS grace.
We won’t be doing it alone, because God will walk us through. The future is uncertain, but God has the future in His hands.