The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
Throughout the ages there have been people who have worried about people chasing them, trying to hurt them, or always watching them. It was recently revealed that some people were right about the United States government!
However, usually these fears are misguided or wrong.
Another form of this fear comes from the person with a guilty conscience.
I have been this person. Perhaps you have, too.
I have said and done things that I knew were against the rules, and then I spent minutes, hours, days, even weeks worried someone would catch me in my lie. I became nervous in almost every conversation with anyone, and I eventually only wanted peace and to not be afraid.
We are all guilty of something. That something is sin – separation from God by our own actions, words, and thoughts.
We all have a right to feel paranoid about someone watching us, and it is understandable for people to live in fear. It should break our hearts and cause us to tremble at the thought we have forsaken our Creator … and Savior.
Fortunately, we can find boldness and peace:
Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed.
Revelation 5:5, NIV
We find our boldness and peace, we find righteousness in Jesus Christ, the Lion of the tribe of Judah!
Confess your sins, repent of your sins, and trust in the fullness of Jesus. Find boldness in Him!
Gracious Lord, help us to overcome our fears and failures. Help us to trust in Your grace and forgiveness, and embolden us to live a life for Your glory!