Am I the only one that pays good money to be frightened? Whether it is a scary movie or a roller coaster, we get a rush of adrenaline that we keep coming back for. In a way this is understandable, but when it comes to “real fear” most of us work hard to avoid it. Crisis, tragedy and the unexpected can send us in a spiral of fear and crippling doubt. What do we do in these moments?
These moments are filled with unknowns, uncertainties, and unanswered questions. Imagine the mind of Noah when God told him to build a boat because He was going to flood the earth. Noah had never seen rain. A boat this size had never been built. Destroy the earth? What would that mean?
In the midst of inexperience, unanswered questions, and unknowns, Noah simply listened and obeyed God’s instruction. This tremendous act of faith is admired and told for generations because Noah was actually fearful.
His fear was in reverent awe of the One who commanded him and not in the situation he faced. Noah understood submission to God. Noah didn’t just hear God, he listened to HIm. Can that be said of us today?
As much as I would love to say I always get this right, I confess that I don’t. Yes, I have submitted my life to Jesus; but, I often wrestle with submission to His will. I have ideas and opinions on how things should work. At the end of the day, none of my opinions matter.
I urge you to consider today the opportunity to submit to God and to walk with Him daily. This attitude of submission allows us to hear with faith and live fearlessly fearless!