“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety.” (Proverbs 29:25)
Fear of people can hamper everything we try to do.
But the fear of God – respect, reverence and trust – is liberating in every way!
So instead of fearing people, trust God, who can turn the harm intended by people, into good for us, who trust God!
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good….” (Genesis 50: 20)
As one of my sons often says -‘It’s all good, Mum!”
The experiences in Joseph’s life taught him that God brings good from evil for those who trust Him.
So do we trust God enough to wait patiently for Him to bring good out of bad situations?
We can trust Him because, as Joseph learned, God can overrule people’s evil intentions to bring about His intended results.
“And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you…” (Jeremiah 1: 8 )
Another translation says: “Don’t be afraid of man’s faces….”
God promised to be with Jeremiah and He has promised to be with us, too.
He takes care of us but He does not keep trouble from coming our way.
God does not insulate us from various troubles.
God does not keep us from encountering life’s storms, but He will see us through the storms every time.
In fact, did you know & remember that God walks through these storms with us and rescues us?
Often we struggle with new challenges because we lack self-confidence, feel we have inadequate ability, training or experience.
But God has promised to be with us always.
We should not allow feelings of inadequacy to stop us from obeying God.
He is ALWAYS with us.
When God gives us a job, He will provide all we need to do it.
Do not fear!
Getting the message yet?
Why waste energy on things that may never come to pass?
Our God is good, great and always faithful so do not fear!