A Sanctification Journey
By Bob Appleton
“The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Fear is common during a period of uncertainty. It builds anxiety as we project the worst-case outcome to what we face. Eighty-five percent of the things we think will happen never occur. How do you face the fears and uncertainty of life? On wobbly knees? Curled up in a ball under the covers projecting your demise? In whom, in what do you depend? Where do you place your faith, trust and belief?
Watch your answers. Does it include prayer (Psalm 23), reflection (John 16:33) and a stillness before GOD (Psalm 46:10)? The interpretation of this verse should be read as: snap out of it, stop fretting, cease fearing and rest in Me. This does not mean ceasing from activity, it means know the source of your strength (see Proverbs 3:5-6, Isaiah 41:10).
Take it from an old sailor, the journey is never all white puff clouds, good winds and calm seas. Sometimes there are headers and other days lifts. But the Captain of our souls steers us toward home.
~ Bob Appleton