Fear of the Unknown

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It’s human nature to be afraid of the unknown. We tend to be worriers. Some of us maybe more than others but we all have to face fear or worry at some point in our lives.

Recently God has been dealing with me on this very issue. The fear of the unknown. I often find myself worrying about my daughter’s disability. I worry if she will be a successful adult, I am worried that she will be picked on in school, and I am worried that her teachers as she grows older will place limits on her potential.

Really, these concerns and fears are not much different from any other parent. We all want the best for our children disabled or not. What Jesus has shown me rather, reminded me lately is that He is in control.

See, that is the great thing about God. No matter how out of control we feel in a situation we can always trust and take comfort in knowing that Jesus is always in control and is still on the throne.

There are going to be situations in the lives of our children that we cannot protect them from, and we can either drive ourselves crazy with the fear of the unknown, and the constant worry or we can put our children in God’s hands and trust that we can count on God to keep them safe.

Now this doesn’t mean that our children will never experience hardship, heartache, or unfortunate life circumstances it just means that our children will grow up knowing peace that comes from on high. It means that they will know where to turn during the storms of life.

28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”29 “Come,” he said.Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” (Matthew 14:28-31)

When we are one with Christ we should have no fear because He will always be there to catch us when we fall, and this includes our sweet little babies.

Don’t worry, trust in the Lord, and remember that even in the storm with Him there is peace.

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About ChristineWelker

Christine Welker is the Children's Pastor at Lake Stevens Assembly of God in Lake Stevens Washington. Together with her husband, she ministers to children and their parents. They have three daughters and believe in the spiritual health of the whole family in addition to fostering the spiritual growth of children.
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