“…The LORD, the King of Israel, is with you; never again will you fear any harm.” Zephaniah 3:15b
Depending on translation, a phrase is repeated 365 times consistently throughout the Bible. “Do not be afraid.” God must have known His children will need a reminder of these four powerful words every single day. He said it more than once. Many believers today, including myself, struggle with fully trusting Him in every area of life. Though cliché as it might be, it must be stated for the sake of a clear picture: most of the time we talk the talk but not walk the walk. Giving advice and encouraging fellow believers is one thing, but when was the last time we took it to heart deep down and applied it?
Studying different names of God is encouraging, yet convicting. Though each has its uniqueness, it shouts of His faithfulness and abilities to do mighty, unthinkable things. As the verse stated above, “the LORD, the King of Israel, is with you.” Hence, the purpose behind the promise, “never again will you fear any harm.” A walk, a relationship with God is meant to be vibrant and challenging. It’s the most beautiful thing a human being can embrace, cherish and appreciate. It would even be an understatement to say Christians are beyond blessed to have this kind of opportunity as such because there are truly no words to convey the joy that it brings within.
Perhaps your fear is letting go of something that you’re holding onto so tightly that you won’t allow God to be a part of. Perhaps it’s a hurt. Perhaps you’re drained emotionally, physically and spiritually. The bottom line is that God is taking care of you, so you need not be afraid of anything. Not of today, tomorrow or what life will be like thirteen years from now. Trials will occur, no doubt, but you have a God who is with you at all times.