Peter gives us a great reminder about fear in 1 Peter 3:13, Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? While fear can have an impact on how and who we serve, it shouldn’t. God is in control and is able to protect us in any situation. When we trust in God for everything, even when it is our time to leave this earth to be with Him, we can live in peace and just enjoy the ride.
We all face fear in life, but we should all face our fears know God is by our side. Paul faced imprisonment and potential death by going to Jerusalem, but he went anyway. Acts 21:13, The Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Knowing why we are willing to face persecution and struggles helps us to face our fears, but knowing God is with us through it all, makes it all possible.
Mark 5:36 sums up everything we need to know in this life, Ignoring what they said, Jesus told the synagogue ruler, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” No matter what people tell us is possible, we must simply know that we do not need to be afraid, we just need to believe in the plan God has for our lives. Fear, in and of itself, is not a bad thing; it can protect us and keep us from harm. But fear can also paralyze us from doing what we know is right and can keep us from moving towards God’s blessings. We must never allow fear to speak louder than the Holy Spirit’s voice because God’s blessings are ultimately greater than anything fear keeps whispering to us.