I have enjoyed reading Walker Moore’s writings for years. He has amused, blessed, challenged, dared, and educated me — usually all at the same time! I can go through the alphabet with words describing his positive effects on our planet. He has impacted so many around the world including me.
In this week’s Rite of Passage article (3/11/2121) called “A Child’s Wisdom,” Walker wrote, “Unrestrained fear can chew up your peace, hope, and security.” Then this man who has been writing articles and producing Bible studies for decades admitted personal fears. He publicly confessed his fear of writing and deeper fear of failure.
In this article he shared how a child reminded him, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1: 7). He shifted the focus from fear to faith. That’s what Bible verses do for him.
God teaches him through Scripture: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me (Philippians 4: 13).
God rescues him with Scripture: “I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34: 5); “The Lord is my Strength and my Shield” (Psalm 28: 7a); “When I am afraid I put my trust in you” (Psalm 56: 3).
Lies focused on fear dissipate when one focuses on God’s Truth. That which Walker began in fear, he ends in trust. God can do the same for us. Despite partial truths in the lies, God’s Truth reminds us there is no need to fear.
“It is true, I can’t do it — but God can.
It is true, I am weak — but He is strong.
It is true, I am shallow — but He is my depth.
It is true, I don’t know what to say — but He will fill my mind and mouth.
It is true, I have no direction — but He is the Way and the Truth.
It is true, I am not worthy — but He has made me worthy.” (Walker Moore)
The March 11, 2121, article concludes with wisdom from a child. When we trust God, the four-year-old is right: “There’s not’ing to be ‘fraid of.”
[I appreciate Walker Moore for trusting God and for sharing hope. His weekly articles may be read at baptistmessenger.org.]