Thursday, May 22, 2014

'With him on my side I'm fearless'

Light, space, zest—
    that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless,
    afraid of no one and nothing.
Fear can be overwhelming. Fear of the unknown. Or, sometimes even worse, fear of the known.

A few days ago, I was reminded of this verse in Psalm, and especially like the rendering of it in The Message. Afraid, it says, of no one and nothing.

I admit that 16 years ago this month, fear was trying to overwhelm me. But with God's gifts of health professionals, family and friends, fear was defeated.

Will I ever fear again? That's a tall order for anyone. But when fear comes near, I'll take comfort from these words, knowing that God is with me and that God defeats fear. For everyone.

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