i fear much.Â i fear missing the Lord.Â i fear wrong decisions.Â i fear not hearing right.Â i fear the state of the world.Â i fear ending up just like those who have slipped and fallen away.Â i fear moving beyond this place and season.Â i fear staying where i am.Â i fear not living up to my full potential.Â i fear trying too hard.Â i fear being rejected.
my fear has been driving me — has been slowly robbing life and joy from me.Â and i don’t want it anymore.Â it’s tiring.
so i’m at the same place i feel myself always going back to while always wondering why i haven’t quite learned this lesson fully: lift my eyes to the One who has proven Himself trustworthy and find peace in the words He’s given me:
I lift up my eyes to the hillsâ€”
where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slipâ€”
he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over youâ€”
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harmâ€”
he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.Â