Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:7-8
If you’ve ever been through anything in your lifetime, fear has nibbled at your toes a time or two. I certainly have felt the cold wind blow down my spine in several situations I’ve had to face. Be it myself, my husband, our girls or even our grandkids, fear hasn’t been a stranger.
The thing about fear is this; you can hold onto it with a death-grip, or you can take a deep breath of peace and allow it to fill you like the sails of a ship as it turns out to sea. It’s a choice that each of us are given. I choose peace.
A dear friend shared an incident with me about something that happened to her husband. I asked what she did and what she was going to do and her response shook me. These aren’t her exact words, but my recall as I lay in bed was this, “I will not walk in fear and I absolutely will not let go of my peace.”
Which in turn made me search my bible for, ‘do not fear’ and I realized it’s so common for man to fear first, that God was continually saying to His people, “Do not fear! I am with you!” If it’s a comfort to all who heard those words, let it be a comfort to you as well. When you’re faced with fear vs peace, choose peace.
It’s not even about doing what you need to do, researching every angle known to man, it’s about resting in the security of the Secret Place of the Most High, laying your head on His competent arm and resting in His peace. He is well able to keep what I commit to Him. He never sleeps, so rest your eyes and let Him watch over it. You can’t fix it, but He created it and has all the tools needed to make it right.
Hold fast to your peace and regardless of what is said to you by the doctors, your employers, the government, let God do what He needs to to make it right.
Remember this, “He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”