My guest writer today is Kimberly Rose Johnson. She is a wife, mother, writer, piano teacher and servant of Christ. You may visit her website at Thanks Kimberly for sharing with us.

Overcome by Fear

Kimberly Rose Johnson

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.(NIV)

When I was a little girl I was afraid to walk down the hallway at night. My mom told me to hold out my hand and Jesus would walk with me. So with that childlike faith the Bible talks about, I held out my hand and walked with Jesus.

I’ll admit I was still a little bit scared, but with Jesus I was able to do what had once been nearly impossible.

This may seem like oversimplification, but the Bible is clear that He is with us always. As an adult I’ve discovered there are much bigger things to fear than a dark hallway, and if allowed to take root fear can overwhelm and paralyze.

Do I still struggle with fear? Sure, especially of the unknown. But then I need to remember that God knows the future. In Jeremiah 29:11 He promises, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Every day I must remind myself to turn my fear over to Christ because if I don’t, that fear will take root and keep me from living life to the fullness that He intended.

I challenge you to turn your concerns and fears over to Him and see what He will do. Let go of the worry and see how much better you feel.

Finally hold out your hand to Jesus and let Him walk with you through the good and scary times. I guarantee He won’t fail you.

SHARING TIME What do you do in times of fear?