today's been one of those weird days where one moment i am so secure in God's promises and provision and the next i'm freaking out about how the bills are going to be paid. the fear involved in taking risks doesn't end when you jump.
all throughout the Bible we see this common theme – "fear not." this is, in fact, the number one command spoken throughout the entirety of the Bible. "fear not."
why would God put such an emphasis on this?
fear is divisive. it blows things out of proportion and causes power to be relinquished to the objects of our fear.
but we have a solution: "perfect love casts out all fear"
when we begin to trust and rest in the assurance of God's perfect love (and that He is with us always), letting it wash over our identity, our thoughts, our imaginations, fear has no power and begins to crumble at the name of Jesus.
so friends, fear not.
"With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger?" Romans 8:31 MSG