Jay is a runner. He runs off for a multitude of reasons but mainly he runs off when he is afraid. We are always telling him to stay close to us and not run away when he’s scared. We encourage him to talk to us so we can deal with his fear.
Jesus is not telling us not to feel fear but He also doesn’t want us to run away when we experience fear. Is there a circumstance that is causing fear to form in your heart and mind? Are you starting to make your exit plan? Stop! Don’t run away but run to God. He will give you the courage and strength you need to press on.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10