So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”
Moses had a servant/master relationship with God. When he was commissioned by God to go to Pharaoh and demand the release of God’s people, he lamented, O my Lord, I have never been eloquent. (Exodus 4:10) When God was commissioning Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations, Jeremiah lamented, Ah, Sovereign LORD (Adonai), I do not know how to speak; I am only a child. (Jeremiah 1:6) Often when God calls us to do something, we are afraid of failure and we are disobedient to the very thing that God asks us to do.
Fear is a strong tool that the enemy uses to keep us from obeying God. As we grow on our journey with Christ, the Lord desires to rid us of all fear of failure. His goal is for us to say with confidence, The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Hebrews 13:6) Fear of man is the other stumbling block in our willingness to obey God. Proverbs 29:25 says that the fear of man is a snare and when we fear man we are trapped into disobedience.
What is the Lord calling you to do today that requires obedience?
Do you know the Lord as your Helper? Ask the Holy Spirit to examine your heart and see what keeps you from obedience. Repent, and quickly step out in faith. When you do, you will find the Lord as your Helper ready to lead you into success.
Forgive me for fearing man and for my fear of failure. Help me to know You as my Helper and lead me into obedience.
In Jesus’ name, Amen