fear will not be victorious
I am afraid, and I thought that was a bad thing to be, because You say “Do not fear, for I am with you.”
I know that—sometimes I forget—but in the depth of my soul I know that You are near.
still, I feel fear. I’m standing on the edge, looking out into my future, and it isn’t clear, so I am afraid. but I'm trusting in Your name, that You are who You say You are, that You are true to Your promises and that Your love sustains my very life.
Maybe it’s okay to know fear: to know fear and know that it will not be victorious in my heart, because You, my God, are bigger and You save souls, I know You will rescue me and provide for Your will to be done.
I fear for what is uncertain, what is unknown; but when I press into my God the fears will cease because You are certain and good and sure. and as truth lightens my burden, the fears will fade.
You are faithful and Your love will not depart from me, for You are the God of all comfort and You fill me with peace, You overwhelm me with courage and hope. You say,
"fear will be her enemy,
but I will be her strength
and I will give her courage;
she will be afraid but not without hope,
because I AM here and I AM her hope.”