Friday, October 9, 2009

Fear or Faith?

Our visa has not yet arrived. Since we are planning on leaving very early Tuesday morning, it would be nice to have it. It is amazing how my emotions react to imagined scenarios. What will I do if it doesn't arrive on time? Can my tickets be adjusted? What if I can't make it? All the money for the tickets wasted. And so the anxiety goes - a circle of ineffective thought around a center of fear.

Will fear be able to cut in on my relationship with the Lord? No. Nothing can separate me from the love of my Lord. I will not fear what man can do to me.

So often I think of that verse only in the context of death. But I see now that it's import extends much wider than the single fear of death. It extends to anything that brings fear from what man can do to me.

Fear is such a strong motivation. Yet faith in the truth will win out over it. If I keep my eyes by faith beholding the truth then fear begins to loose its impact. Jesus is Lord over all.

1 comment:

mamma said...

The USPS website tracked our visas coming into Portland late last night. They should be here today or Monday!
I spent from 4:00 on this morning not sleeping from turning the same issues over in my head that Steve mentioned. My stomach hurt, my muscles were tense.....I needed the note, thanks Steve.