Meet Your Fears with Faith

“…and teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

When ancient sailors sketched maps of the oceans, they disclosed their fears. On the vast unexplored waters, geographers wrote words such as these: “Here be dragons.” “Here be demons.” “Here be sirens.”

Were a map drawn of your world, would we read such phrases? Over the unknown waters of adulthood: “Here be dragons.” Near the sea of the empty nest: “Here be demons.” Next to the furthermost latitudes of death and eternity, do we read “Here be sirens”?

Mark it down. You will never go where God is not. You may be transferred, enlisted, commissioned, reassigned, hospitalized, but brand this truth on your heart: you can never go where God is not. “I am with you always,” Jesus promised (Matthew 28:20 NKJV). Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident. Meet your fears with faith.

By Max Lucado
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