Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
Are you afraid?
Fear can stand in the way of our faith. Our trust disappears into doubts when we are looking around, seeing only the bad things that might happen.
But we are to fear no evil. We are not afraid of calamities or pain, of temptations or falling, of what others may do to us. God is always with us, and with us in a powerful way.
Our journey may lead us through difficult circumstances, even death. Our natural reaction is apprehension and dread, and we are inclined to run or try to fight through the situation on our own. But we have to give in to faith instead, believing that Jesus our shepherd is right in front of us leading the way.
Anything we are going through, the darkest path through the darkest valley, Jesus is with us. We hold onto Him, and keep our eyes upon Him. We keep listening to His voice. We stop looking at the darkness and the evil, and thinking about all the bad things that might happen. We follow Jesus. That is how we overcome our fear, with faith!