Last week I started an online bible study with my friend (and fellow Island Girl) Amber, from Still His Girl.
Our topic, based on Daniel 1 was Exploring: Courage, Conquering: Fear
One of the "assignments" (all of which are graciously *optional*) was to write about what scriptures spoke the most to me...in the face of fear.
What do I fear?
I guess the first stanza of Psalm 27: 5 explains it all:
That's the part I fear...
Like most of you, I've seen some trouble in my past.
Some very painful trouble.
I fear that trouble will find me again...sneak up upon me... or my children, or my loved ones.
Fear is a thief that steals hope and robs joy.
It distracts from the most important part of Psalm 27:5:
Certainly, in the face of trouble, God does not leave us.
He protects us. He hides us. He sets us in high places where the storm will not wash us away.
Sometimes this happens in ways we cannot see until the trouble has passed.
Hind-sight is almost always 20/20.
Charles Fulton Oursler said this:
I pray that is never said of me....
Christ hung on that cross so that I wouldn't have to be afraid of trouble.
Will trouble come?
(Duet 31:6 & Romans 8:38)