Ah yes, being afraid; who isn’t these days. Things around us are ever changing and uncertainty is the norm in our homes, the local church, our communities, and our jobs. Some may find uncertainty exciting because it lets them know they are alive and others feel that it helps them to maintain an edge (on what? I’m not sure). I’m sure there are some who will say…” I’m afraid of nothing” well. They ain’t seen nothing …yet! Live long enough, and that nothing will eventually find you.
While it is possible to consider Jesus Christ being afraid of His impending journey to the cross, before His crucifixion, He did ask the Father…” If it is possible, let this cup pass from me”. I make this point for those who say they have no fear of anything. When fear does present itself, there are two options…fight or flight. Stand your ground, face it, confront it or…” exit stage left!”
I like the option that King David (Psalms, Old Testament) chose. He had plenty reason to be afraid, especial during the times Saul was after him. David said: “What Time I Am Afraid, I will Trust in Thee” (Psalms 56:3–4). You have options, you can trust in your own intellect, your connections or the vast resources you may have; but trusting in organizations, governments, politicians or other institutions hasn’t worked for me in the least.
Going Against The Grain