When I think of fearlessness I generally think of people doing things I would never ever dream of.
Bungee jumping over cliffs, hiking up steep mountains, selling everything and moving to a new country, putting themselves in danger, living for extreme adventure.
When I think of fearlessness, I am the last person that comes to mind.
And when it comes to jumping out of planes or surfing in shark infested waters, I don’t think I really want to be fearless. Do you?
But I don’t exactly think that’s what we mean by “fearless” this month. And I don’t believe this extreme type of danger-seeking spirit is what the Lord means either.
In Psalm 27, David has a “fearless trust in God.” A trust that outweighs all of his earthly circumstances. A trust that compels him to keep going when everything is against in, begging him to let god.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life;
Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh,
My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me,
My heart will not fear;
Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.”
I think those last two lines sum up perfectly what I want my definition of fearlessness to be. In spite of the war around me, and against me, and within me, I shall be confident in the love, favor, grace, and protection of my Father.
A bit of homework for you: What is your personal, biblical definition of fearlessness? I’d love for you to share it with us!
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