It’s not a big deal, right?
Those little fears that gnaw quietly at us. The fears are small enough we think we can take care of them by ourselves. So, we try to get over them. We try to pretend they don’t exist.
We don’t think God can be small enough to deal with these minor fears.
And while God is big, mighty, powerful and King on high, he is also Lord of all. That means Lord of our little fears. That means he can deal with them. That means we never have to go it alone.
Trying to deal with small fears on her own is something Angie Smith, Women of Faith speaker and writer has experienced. She shared that one of the most important things God has taught her about fear is that people can be wholeheartedly running after God and still struggle with something like fear.
As she continues to walk with Christ she has learned to lay her fears down, but that has been a gradual process. Through this process she heard God whisper into her life. She sees that God’s desire for us is not to live in captivity to our fears. He doesn’t want us to be debilitated by worry. At the same time, he knows we are human, and we live in a world of brokenness.
While she has experienced much of God’s grace and learned through her struggles with fear, Angie acknowledges that fear is something she will likely continue to struggle with for the rest of her life. What she has learned is to not let that struggle get in the way of her pursing the gracious and loving God.
“I feel like I’ve just sensed a different measure of His grace in that journey, and I’ve needed it.”
Angie’s book is What Women Fear.