Growing up, I was always afraid of lots of things . . . thanks mostly to a mom who was afraid of lots of things.
Dogs, water, strangers, non-Christians, dentists, doctors, the chain gang, and many more, too many to name.
At the top of the list, after she conveyed these fears to me, was a fear of failure and the future.
What if I didn’t make the honor roll?
What if I didn’t get A’s on my report cards?
What if I didn’t get into the right college or receive a scholarship?
“What if” caused the fears about my future.
If I failed at all the “what if’s,” what did I have to hope for. Bottom line, it was fear of the unknown. I couldn’t control the future or the unknown.
But someone else did, and still does! Imagine my relief when I first read these words in Jeremiah:
His faithfulness to us has been declared in Jeremiah, and it has been confirmed through the ages.
There is nothing we need fear with His sheltering arms about us.
Shared with Joan at Reflections of His Grace: