For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.
Psychologists believe the Fear of the Unknown (FOTU) may be the fundamental fear underlying all anxiety, the one fear that rules the rest. It’s difficult to maintain normality when things hang in the balance—while you’re waiting to see how an intense situation will turn out. These are some of life’s hardest moments. A loved one in danger. A spouse in the ICU. A son in rehab. A daughter missing curfew. A business struggling to survive. What will happen?
Job said, “What I always feared has happened to me” (Job 3:25, TLB).
But Job’s story was far from over. In Job 38, the Lord spoke to Job out of a whirlwind, urging him to consider the power of Him who made the animals, who controls the winds, who guides the birds through the pathless air, and who holds the seas in His outstretched hand.
When fear of the unknown grips our emotions, we have a reliable and unfailing Source of courage and faith. The Master of the oceans, earth, and sky is greater, stronger, and higher than anything and everything that concerns us. Trust Him today!
With the power of God within us, we need never fear the powers around us.