Misguided Fear

Michael Beck

“O remember that my life is wind: mine eye shall no more see good.” (Job 7:7)

Trauma can lead to pessimism. Job had no hope for his future. But God is bigger than our fears, and if we will trust Him, His plans for us are better than our best dreams. When all was said and done, Job was wrong – his eye saw much more good: “… the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.” (Job 42:10)

Fear has no right to rule in our heart. It can be just as presumptuous as misguided faith. Don’t let a spirit of fear decree and declare that evil is in your future or good is not coming, when God would be glad to do otherwise. No matter what has happened in your past, walk uprightly with God today and tomorrow, and take hold of His promise: “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11)

Eye has not seen all the good that God has prepared for those who love Him. But it is coming. Believe before you see. Don’t let your past predict your future. God has the final say in everything.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.