Most of the things we fear are unrealistic. They consist of the ‘What Ifs’ in life. We also fear the unknown, don’t we? These are unhealthy fears, especially for believers. Take a look at this…
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord!
He is their help and their shield. Psalm 115:11
The word for ‘Fear’ here is defined as worship and reverence. So, to truly fear the Lord is to attribute significant worth and respect for him. To do this, we cannot put our trust in our finances, our circumstances, or our own abilities. Being human, most of us tend to focus our attention on the tangible and obvious realities…the things we can measure and even project. But God would rather we remain in the present with him, and have such a respect for his part in our lives that we can fully trust him with all of our unknowns….all our insecurities.
This applies particularly to God’s call on us. When we’re in God’s will, transition tends to be a regular theme. Are you facing significant changes in life…right now or in the coming future? My family and I are. I’ll admit, sometimes it is easier to make a long list of concerns about tomorrow than it is to recognize all the ways the Lord is moving and providing today. But then God reminds us….
Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:34
Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Matthew 6:26
Personally, I need to trust God in my leadership abilities. I wrestle with some insecurities related to launching a satellite campus this Fall. What will this look like for our kids? How will this effect my ability to be a good father and husband? Our home finances are going to change. What will this look like?
Where do you need to place higher trust in the Lord today?
May you take notice of God’s blessings today, and experience trust in him for tomorrow.
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