“Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
It seems that no matter what stage people are in life, the thought of walking through a door, developing new relationships or engaging in new adventures often comes with healthy doses of anxiety and stress.
It is not easy to meet new friends, to venture to new places, to begin new chapters in our lives. And yet, as daunting as these things may be, we are assured that we are never alone. We have the promise of a Savior who accompanies us along all paths of life and reassures us in the midst of our fears and uncertainties. In faith we call out, and Christ comes to our aid. Our path may be difficult, our hearts may be pounding, our way may be tumultuous, but Christ is with us, calming us and bringing us peace.
This message is adapted from “Faith Reflections: Boldly sharing faith” written by Diane Dardon that first appeared in the August 2009 issue of Café magazine.