“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:101

Where does fear come from? In 1 John 4:18, the Bible says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” Fear comes from not knowing and trusting God. Until we learn to trust Him unconditionally, we will always be afraid and worry about things in our lives.

The story of John Hus is about a man who put his life completely in God's hands. He was a reformer who lived as a priest in the early 1400s, and he encouraged people to have a personal relationship with God. He was eventually charged with heresy and was burned at the stake. As he was dying, people could hear him singing psalms.2 He trusted God so much that he was not afraid to die. This is the faith and assurance we all need that no matter what happens to us we can say, “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3).

The Bible reiterates many times to not be afraid because God knows that fear is difficult for us to overcome. It is easy to say we trust Him, but then we still worry about what will happen tomorrow. True confidence comes when we also allow Him to take complete control of our lives.

We live in a world with enough worries and anxieties already. Why should we try to carry all these things by ourselves? “Cast your burden upon the Lord,” the Bible says, “and He will sustain you” (Psalm 55:22).

Call to Action

How can we trust God with that type of faith? How can we rely on someone we do not know? We need to have a relationship with God before we can completely depend on Him. We can achieve this by spending time with God through meditating on His promises in the Bible, reading stories about how He has protected people in the past, and remembering the miracles He has done for us.

  1. Holy Bible, New American Standard Bible (LaHabra, CA: The Lockman Foundation, 1995, 2020).
  2. Ken Curtis, “John Hus: Faithful until Death,” published May 3, 2010, accessed October 23 2022, https://www.christianity.com/church/church-history/timeline/1201-1500/john-hus-faithful-unto-death-11629878.html.
  3. The last image by wirestock on Freepik

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