I really don’t like uncertainty. It makes me feel uncomfortable and anxious. It is scary for me to think that I don’t have all the answers I am searching for. Right now, there are just so many things that are up in the air for me. For instance, I don’t know if I'll ever be financially secure, if I’ll ever graduate from my university program, and, most of all, if the people I love will ever decide to live for Jesus.
Yet, are we called by God to live a life of fear? No, we’re not. Instead, we are commanded by God to be strong and courageous, no matter our circumstances, because he is with us wherever we go.
Of course, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fear doing reckless things that can harm us or others, like driving over the speed limit. But it does mean that when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations, such as not knowing how things will exactly unfold in our lives, we should respond with courage and take steps of faith, knowing that our Heavenly Father, just like a loving parent, is there right beside us.
Imagine how much more we could accomplish for God’s kingdom if we lived more in the truth that God, the Creator of the whole universe, is there with us and for us! We all have gifts and interests that we should seek to multiply and allow God to use for his glory. But if we don’t trust God, if we don’t live a life of bold and confident obedience, then God will not use us as much as he would like to, making us less strong and less able to bless others.
So what do you say, are you willing to live courageously for God?
Dear Father, thank you for blessing me with my life circumstances, even when they are difficult. Please open my eyes to see how you are there for me and how you have been working in my life, especially during the tough times. Please help me to live boldly for you so that you can use me to further your kingdom and to bring glory to you. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Throughout This Day: When fear envelops you, remember that the all-powerful God of the universe is giving you all the resources you need to boldly step out in faith and obey him.
Song of Reflection: "Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)" by Chris Tomlin When relevant, we’ll include a song that can help you reflect further on today’s subject. If you have song recommendations that are relevant to today’s passage or devotional, feel free to send them to us!
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