We get past the hurdle of fear by letting go and trusting God.
That he would grant unto us, that
we being delivered out of the hand
of our enemies might serve him
without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days
of our life . . . . Through the tender
mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,
To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to
guide our feet into the way of peace
(Luke 1: 74–75, 78–79).
We get past the hurdle of fear by letting
go and trusting God. Great peace comes
when our minds are not fettered by fear:
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee: because
he trusteth in thee (Isaiah 26: 3).
Great peace have those who love
your law; nothing can make them
stumble (Psalm 119:165, ESV2).
Whatever hurdle it is that tries to sabo-
tage the race of obedience, remember
that your God is at work in you both to
will and to do His good pleasure (Phi-
lippians 2: 13). He is doing the work, so
you can rest in Him. Resting comes from
walking in wisdom and confidence in
what God says and Who He is.
. . . Keep sound wisdom and discretion: So shall they be life unto thy
soul, and grace to thy neck. Then
shalt thou walk in thy way safely,
and thy foot shall not stumble. When
thou liest down, thou shalt not be
afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and
thy sleep shall be sweet. Be not afraid
of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
For the Lord shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being
taken (Proverbs 3: 21–26).
Time is of the essence. Get up and run
and jump those hurdles! You can do all
things through Christ Who strengthens
you and sustains you in the long race
of keeping your children Home Where
Deborah Wuehler is the Senior Editor for
TOS, participating author in The Homeschool Minute, wife to Richard, and mom
to eight gifts from heaven. She loves digging
for buried treasure in the Word, reading,
writing, homeschooling, and dark chocolate! You may contact her at senioreditor
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