Give Your Worst Fears to Christ
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." Psalm 56:3
I often find myself with worst-case scenarios running through my mind. Over the years, it has gotten better by the grace of God, but ever so often, things I would consider my “worst fears” grip my mind and cause very true panic - even if they haven’t actually happened.
In Christ, our “worst” fears can be redeemed for peace and comfort. Our good God promise anything we endure in this life—yes, even the things we beg Him not to allow to happen—will be turned around for His glory and our good (Romans 8:28). We should ask God for His grace and mercy in all areas, especially those we feel the most uneasy about. You may find the sin of unbelief, clothed in distrust, is the very thing that needs to be exposed in order to turn that “worst” fear over to God. After all, we in ourselves have no power to predict or change the future.
The thing you may dread the most may be the very thing God uses to strengthen your faith and bring you the peace that surpasses all understanding (James 1:1-4; Philippians 4:6-7).
Don’t be afraid to give your worst dreads and fears over to the Prince of Peace. No matter what happens to you in this life, He is with you and loves you with an everlasting love…even if it may not feel like it. Nothing can separate you from Him or His love - even the fears you are held captive by. Be set free, sister. Surrender it to Jesus.
Dear Lord, You are the Prince of Peace and our great High Priest. Whatever may be weighing on our hearts, things we hope You will keep far from us, if You decide in Your perfect wisdom to bring those things into our lives, give us the faith that endures and a heart of trusting You for eho You are. In Your name we pray, Amen.
What are the biggest fears that weigh on your heart? Go to the Lord in prayer, and surrender those to Him today!
Born and raised in Texas, Emerald Zimny enjoys coffee, books, and spending time with loved ones. Her favorite breed of dog is a Corgi, and she loves listening to smooth jazz while learning a new word a day from the dictionary. Her heroes in the faith are Elisabeth Elliot, R.C. Sproul Sr., and John MacArthur.