Why does fear consume us?

When I wrote this blog post I was deep in tears. My heart was completely broken. For whatever reason I am awfully anxious and afraid. Tomorrow at work I am starting out on a new role. I remember that the first time I got these news I was overcome by an overwhelming fear.

I saw this quote on one of the women that I really look up to but the very first time that I saw this quote was when our high school principle read it to us in the school assembly:

 

our deepest fear

In my tears I was meditating on the word of God on my bible app and I ran into Psalms42:1-11.

A chapter that has sat in my memory as a result of singing it as a hymn in my high school life.
I do not know the circumstances under which David wrote this Psalm because it deeply resonated with me and filled my soul. In reading this entire chapter of Psalms I found deep comfort in knowing that the man who seeked after God’s own heart actually experienced the deep human sadness that at times engulfs us to the extent that he says in Psalms 42:3:”My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me all day long.”Where is your God?, these things I remember as I pour out my soul…” in reading this chapter in the moment that it found me deep sad, I have felt a sense of peace. The divine kind that surpasses all understanding.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Ngure wa boro April 26, 2018 8:12 pm

    Uplifting & inspirational.
    As I bid my former colleagues goodbye & sought the blessings of one manager, he told me, “Do not be afraid. Be courageous. Believe that you can, & you will.” Empires are not built on fear, but out of courage & audacity.

    • Joy April 30, 2018 2:06 am

      Oh wow. This is very courageous. Follow your heart in the pursuit of what interests you. There is no better way to live your life … I wish you all the best in the endevour you have decided to follow.

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