Suppose you are a parent. Suppose you are taking your toddler to the beach for the first time. I remember this. My little son was so terrified of the small waves that came at him, that he literally climbed up my body. What he didn’t understand, was that I would never allow him to be harmed. I was with him, holding his hand, keeping him safe, whether he realized it or not. (He didn’t.)
If we could just see that God is with us in the same way, we’d never feel fear. He promises to be with us and take care of us as an awesome, loving Father. He has our hand. He’s with us. He won’t allow anything to harm us.
The harm comes when we forget that. We wander off and get ourselves into trouble, then panic because the waves are coming at us. All we have to do is turn our heart back to God and put our trust in Him.
God’s love for us is divine. It’s holy. Fear cannot stand before it. His love is like a magnet. It draws us to Him to keep us safe. Be as a little child and see how your Father has your hand. There’s nothing to fear when you are with Him.