I once heard that being afraid is really not all about the situation at hand but the fact that you think you believe you can't handle it. Whatever the reason fear paralyzes us. I don't really know but there are circumstances that are out of our control. It is natural to fear when things happen to threaten our security or well-being. There are those times when we are just not sure of the outcome.
What do we do when we have done all we can and now we can only stand on God's promises? Promises that He will turn the bad that others meant for harm to the good of His child. When you have begged God to intervene and change the situation~ what do you do next? When you have begged Him for a miracle in the form of deliverance ~ now you just stand.
The children of Isreal found themselves in a horrible mess. (Exodus14) They had left the bondages of slavery from the Egyptians only to be chased by them after Pharaoh decided he wanted them back. They come to the Red Sea with Pharaoh's armies closing in on them only to come to a huge road block~ the Red Sea. The Word of God tells us God opened the Red Sea and allowed the children to cross over to the other side.
We have found ourselves at a road block. It feels as big as the Red Sea. I just want it to be over and I want to cross over to the other side. But for some reason~ God is allowing us to stand at the edge of the sea and wait. It is not a pleasant place to be. Just like the children of Isreal ~ I am fearful when the enemy is nipping at our heels. Our giant also has a hardened heart ~ a selfish heart ~ a heart that consumed with evil. I am praying God pierces that heart in one way or another.
Here is the promise God gave to His children when the enemy wanted to crush them.
Exodus 14:14 The Lord shall fight for you and ye shall hold your peace.
I was listening to a song yesterday and it just goes along with my thoughts this morning.
I am no longer a slave to fear. I am a child of God.