Every single good and worthy thing I have ever done has been preceded by fear. A lot of fear.
Fear is a tool used by Satan to debilitate. It is his last ditch defense against God’s will for us, against God’s blessings, against injustice being addressed.
And the lie is that we have to wait for fear to dissipate before we can act.
Except, who ever changed history devoid of fear? When did God ever shy away from showing us a fear-filled hero?
You see, our fear is the stage God displays HIS might upon.
…like Peter stepping out onto uncertain waters
…like a proud Syrian Commander who could not fathom washing in a dirty river
…like a Queen who stepped out in bold humility, in all her beauty and warmth and strength, to move the heart of a stoic King
…like a prostitute who wept before the feet of Jesus in a room full of men
…like a young slave who gained the trust of a Nation and a Pharaoh and healed up the brokenness of a family who hated him
…like a boy who held out his lunch toward the hands of a kind Savior
…sometimes fear does not go away, and you have to step out and stand up and kneel down anyway.
And that’s when God moves the waters. That’s when God heals. That’s when God saves his people, and the hearts of the broken, and the nations and the families who forgot to love in the first place.
That is when God does miracles…
Don’t be afraid of fear: God is just beyond the curtain of it, waiting to do his work.