Don’t be afraid; For I am with you. Don’t tremble with fear. For I am your God. I will strengthen you, as I protect you with my arm and give you victories. Isaiah 41:10
The challenges, frustrations, and the pains of this life have put fear, doubt, and worry in the life of many. Most of us are afraid of losing what we have acquired and things we cherish so much in life.
We hold them so tight that not even a soul can touch it. We believe that by hiding it from the world, that it is saved and secure.
If you think there is anything that you have acquired for yourself, be it money, a house, a job, a car, wife or children that you can not lose, it’s nothing but a hallucination.
Because it can disappear in a twinkle of an eye. Think of the story of Job in the book of [Job 1:13-22]. How he lost all that he had even when the book of Job 1:1.
Recorded that he was a blameless and an upright man, and was also a man that feared God and shunned evil, still, God allows him to pass through this heartbreaking circumstances.
I think that with all these his qualifications, his righteous living and trust in God. He should have been among the people that shouldn’t have witness or experience this kind of tragedy or misfortune that befell him.
But because nobody is above temptation or trials in this life. No matter how righteous, holy or careful you may have been as a Christian.
But in all these misfortunes Job remained steadfast and courageous that he said in [Job 1:21-22]. “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there.
The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord. 22 In all this Job did not sin nor attack God with wrong.
Which means that there is nothing one can ever achieve or gain in this life that will be too big that he or she cannot lose, in a matter of seconds.
You have never gained enough to not be able to lose at all. But even if it happened that you lose that which you cherish so much and are precious to you, never you worry for God is never asleep.
Psalm 46:1-3 says.
- God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
- Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
- Though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
Fear is like a monster that its power is kindled not by what is absolutely present, but by what might be and what we think or imagine in our heart.
Fear is a deceptive shadow that comes always to rob us our joy now by belittling the sovereignty, supremacy, and righteousness of our God.
Though we live in a world that is so insecure that some people are even afraid of living. While some thought of giving it all up and just start all over with nothing.
But if we are in Christ, if we cling to him by faith, we don’t have to be afraid of any situation.
So what are you afraid of?
Do you believe God as the source of whatever you have achieved in this life? If you really do then Let all be lost. Let them take away everything.
As long as your great provider is still in existence, as long as you have your heart beating strong, and blood flows in your veins, you can get it all back… again and again.
Therefore, don’t kill yourself when your maker is still working for you. God said to Jeremiah, I know the plans I have for you, They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11.
If you can do it once, you can also do it again. God said to Moses and the people of Israel when it seems all hope is gone. To be strong and courageous.
Do not fear or be in terror of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6.