Unlimited: Don’t Be Afraid of Their Faces
Nov 8, 2019 1055
Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you (Jeremiah 1:8, NKJV).
When I was a little boy of around 10 years old, I used to walk to and from school with my brother.
As I walked, I remember looking at the adults who were going about their business. I noticed how unhappy and grumpy they looked. I decided that most people didn’t look friendly at all. As a child, that was rather scary.
I am reminded of the words that the Lord spoke to the prophet Jeremiah when he called him to serve him: Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you (Jeremiah 1:8, NKJV).
God was calling Jeremiah to go out among his people and preach a message of judgment. He wasn’t going to win any popularity contests. In fact, everyone would hate him because of the things that God told him to say. But God told him not to be afraid of their faces.
We can be crippled by fear and uncertainty about what others might think about us, or of what they might do to us. We can let the faces of others determine our decisions.
The Lord says to you, “Do not be afraid of their faces, for I am with you to deliver you. Knowing that the Lord is with you lets you face every face and every situation with confidence and strength.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection:Who are the people you most fear? Visualise their faces. Read Jeremiah 1:8 again. How does this verse apply in your own life?