They say that courage does not mean having no fear, but despite having fear, moving forward anyway. There are many conscious and subconscious fears that can fill your mind and heart. You can be afraid about what will happen or what people will think of you, afraid of getting hurt, afraid of being left alone, afraid of failure, afraid of losing control or afraid of success. Our fears can influence our words, actions and decisions in life if we let them. But as people of faith, we assured that despite our many fears, we can take courage and trust in God. Because we know that God will carry us through whatever comes our way, no matter how scary or difficult. When have you been most afraid in your life? What helped you move (or even just inch) forward despite your fears? How have you felt God’s presence in times of fear or anxiety? If you were a psalmist, what words could you use to authentically declare your confidence and trust in God?
Thoughts for the second Sunday of Lent on:
“The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom then shall I be afraid?”