Let not your heart be troubled or afraid. Over and over in Scripture we are told to not be afraid…or troubled.
Because its scary as heck out here!! There are things happening around us, to us and in us that can be causes of great anxiety and concern and yet… He tells us… Don’t worry. Don’t be panicked.
When you understand better who HE is and who He thinks we are individually, it all becomes clearer. He doesn’t cause the storms and trials but He will walk beside us through the whole mess and if we keep our identity and His identity in mind, we will make it through it. And not just barely by the skin of our teeth either. He promises victory and strength.
We come out on the other side stronger and as a result we are able to turn and assist another traveler along that same path with encouragement, compassion and empathy.