Fear.

When I was little kid, night time was scary time.  I don’t know if I ever claimed to see monsters.  I don’t know if the boogey man ever visited my room.  What I do know is that I dealt with some of the most serious life issues man has to deal with: the imminence of death, the uncertainty of relationships, and the fragility of our health and lives.  

I think it would be odd to be a parent and get woke up in the middle of the night by a six-year-old who then spends the rest of the night trying to figure out death with you.  

Those things that are uncertain evoke responses within our hearts.  Physiologists say that these instincts are built into us and are informed from a very young age.  I think that our responses to uncertainty are decision that flows out of the posture of our heart. 

As I’ve grown older, I began to see that fear comes where faith doesn’t … that where faith is fear cannot reside.  In the end, uncertainty is an opportunity to trust Jesus even more.  

We are all going to face those moments filled with uncertainty.  Some of those moments will put the most precious and secure things in our lives in jeopardy, but in the end, we’re all better for placing Jesus in the middle of it and letting him lift us up.  

After all, it is His elevator.

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  1. I so wish I was closer to knowing the truth of faith when I was little. I cannot count the times I’d sneak into Susan’s bed and maker her hold my hand.

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