One thing that I battle with especially around the peak of midterm/finals season is fear. I fear the possibility of failure, the exams in general, and the results/consequences of potential failure. But aside from exams, there are a lot of things that we can all be fearful of: the future, careers, relationships, man, and much much more.
Whether you are battling with fear of failure, the future, careers, relationships, man, or anything else–I pray that you will be reminded of the truth today! The scripture that I read today reminds me of the truth that frees me from that fear..
When we fear, we are deliberately questioning His authority/power. By worrying, we’re questioning God, “God, can you really handle this problem?”. We’re afraid, because we doubt God’s ability. When we fear, we have forgotten who He truly is. Yet Isaiah 41:26-29 tells us exactly who our Father in Heaven is. He is the one who created all the stars, the one who “brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing” Our Father is the Maker of the entire universe, and all the beautiful stars in the night sky. He makes no mistake. Although the number of stars may seem infinite, He is a God who is exact–who is perfect, so he does not miss a single star.
“The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth”.
ever-lasting. When I think of the word, Lasting, I think of the words: enduring, permanent. The google definition of Ever says ,”always, forever, at all times, at any time”. This means God is a God who is present and enduring, at any time, at all times.
“The Creator of all the earth”. According to my quick Google search, the Earth is 4.543 billion years old, and it’s area is 196.9 million miles squared.Wow. God created that. He created the Earth before a time that we can even imagine. He’s truly omnipotent!
And yet, this all-powerful, all-knowing God is compassionate.
“He gives power to the weak, and strength to the powerless.”
Even though God has no reason to offer us so much grace and compassion, He does. He doesn’t just elevate and glorify the wealthy, the socially accepted, and the popular people. He cares for the weak, the outcasts, the powerless.
Yes, at times it may feel like our struggles/fears overshadow anything else that’s going on in our lives. It may feel like that fear has such a strong grip on you, so you feel trapped and powerless. But after reading the scripture that describes our Father, how can we doubt his abilities? He is a God who is meticulous and exact, He is a God who is all powerful, and at the same time, He is a God who is compassionate. What makes us think that God can’t help us?
Instead of giving up, instead of continuing to stay in that hopelessness–where Fear has trapped you, I hope and pray that you would cling onto our Father. God doesn’t call us to do anything extravagant for him, in exchange for His help. He simply wants us to trust in Him. “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 41:31). When you simply trust in Him, He will help you and guide you out of that fear. Let fear no longer hold you down!
I pray that for those who are overwhelmed by the struggles, the depression, the fear–would remember our Father. Remember what kind of God He is, and truly trust in Him.
God is INFINITELY bigger than your fears.