January 4, 2015
hold my hand
He knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
Fear according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary
: an unpleasant emotion caused by being aware of danger : a feeling of being afraid
: a feeling of respect and wonder for something very powerful
Some fears can be healthy, protecting me from something that could be potentially dangerous. But other fears cause me to think and react irrationally, becoming imprisoned by whatever it is that is causing me such an adversion. This kind of fear can even keep me from obeying God, from hearing the Spirit speak to me, from feeling His pricking at my heart.
Instead of running or hiding from this emotion called fear, I need to go to the words spoken in Daniel 2:22. There is no mystery with God and he’s never surprised or caught off guard. He never wonders how in the world is He going to deal with this thing. I need to remember, I am not alone here.
God is with me here in this moment of darkness, this hour of adversity, this season of not knowing why. It is not darkness to Him because He is Light. He is in complete charge of the mysteries of my life, those things that cause me to feel fear. He holds me, my fears, my mysteries in His hand. And because He does, I do not need to run, or hide. I rest in Him, my Abba Father.