Counting the times when the Word– particularly Isaiah– carried me through the very hardest times, is virtually impossible. Claiming promises, clinging to those… It was survival of the…
Fittest? I think not.
Survival of the desperate.
“Do not fear”, He said.
But how do I not fear? By keeping my eyes fixed on Him.
There’s a scene in Shrek where Donkey and Shrek are crossing a lava-filled moat on a rickety wooden and rope bridge. As long as Donkey looked at Shrek, he was able to keep moving forward, but when he looked away he stumbled and fell, shouting “I’m lookin’ down Shrek! I’m lookin down!” He was terrified by what he saw.
Fear is a controlling force. Where are you looking? If you’re fearful, look up. He’s holding out His righteous right hand to you.