Frozen In Fear

A young man from Kansas dreamed of becoming a crew member of a tall ship. Finally, his lifelong ambition was realized when he was offered an opportunity to set sail on one of the few remaining vessels. His enthusiasm was short-lived when, after a few days, the captain ordered him to climb to the “crow’s nest” and search the horizon for approaching vessels. 

The higher up he climbed on the rope ladder, the more frightened he became, and the slower his progress. Halfway up, he stopped, frozen in his tracks. He was unable to move. No amount of persuasion or encouragement from the sailors below inspired him to go higher. Finally, someone had to climb up behind him and slowly coax him down to safety. 

Now and then, we all seem to get “stuck” when we are unable to overcome an old habit, when facing a new challenge or being forced to do something we have never done before. People all around us may provide insight and ideas to solve our problem and challenge us to move on. But nothing seems to make sense, and we “freeze” in our tracks. 

However, God, in His Word, promises that “He gives His power to the faint and weary, and might to him who has no strength.” 

When life’s obstacles “freeze” us with fear, we must claim the promises of God and move forward in faith!  

Prayer:  Lord, increase our faith. May our doubts disappear, and our trust in Your promises give us the confidence and assurance that You will always provide for our safety and security. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. 

Scripture For Today: He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Isaiah 40:29-31 

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