Fear,  by Becky Hunter

Becky Hunter

“If you see a moose, run! But if you see a bear, whatever you do, don't run.” This was the expert counsel of our guides in Alaska. While we were walking up one of the trails I asked Joel what he thought we should do if, while we were sprinting from a moose, a bear spotted us. Surprisingly, or maybe not so surprisingly, Joel didn't seem at all concerned about that obvious possibility. “Pretty sure you are over thinking this, Bec,” he laughed. He thought the expert advice we had been given was sufficient for what lie ahead of us. And also, he’s brave.

It’s good to know what we should do when we come face-to-face with things that could harm us. That’s because, in such a moment, fear makes us stupid. That’s why, long before we are facing anything terrifying, we need to get input for the journey ahead. There is wisdom in the encouragement “face your fears” but beyond that we need to trust the wisdom given by THE GUIDE to decide whether to stay put or take off!

“Haven’t I commanded you? Strength! Courage! Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. God, your God, is with you every step you take.” – Joshua 1:9 (The Message)