(This post is a continuation of my 21-day “One Word” Challenge: Fearless.)
Faith . . . as an antidote to fear. Sounds pretty self-evident, doesn’t it? Still, in my car/classroom yesterday, I discovered I am fearful because I am doubt-full. I’ve constantly been second-guessing myself on the road: “Is it safe to pull out now? Now? NOW?”
Our multiple car accidents (more in 3 months than the last 30 years!) have left my confidence as shattered and shaky as my car bumper. I’ve gone from a defensive driver–to a suspicious one. These days, I don’t trust anyone behind the wheel–least of all, myself.
I do NOT want to drive that way–or live that way.
Later that day, I was blessed by some powerful words in due season. While still in the car (radio tuned continually to Christian music per Day 5 Challenge), I heard these inspirational lyrics from Hillsong United:
Then I read these verses on a post from my inspirational friend Charlotte Ramsey Cole. Here’s a woman who understands even better than I do what it means to walk in faith:
“The Lord is your protection; you have made God Most High your place of safety.Nothing bad will happen to you; no disaster will come to your home. He has put his angels in charge of you to watch over you wherever you go. The Lord says, ‘Whoever loves me, I will save. I will protect those who know me. They will call to me, and I will answer them. I will be with them in trouble; I will rescue them and honor them. I will give them a long, full life, and they will see how I can save.”” Psalm 91:9-11, 14-16 (NCV)
If I’m going to move ahead in fearlessness, I need to outmaneuver doubt and mistrust. How? By walking in faith. Not in my strength and abilities (driving or otherwise) but in God. He has me covered. Everywhere and all the time.
Call it Divine bumper-to-bumper insurance.