Do Not Be Afraid!

Let’s face it, I am a big pansy. I am afraid of everything. I don’t like rollercoasters, I don’t like scary movies, and my biggest fear is skunks. Of all things! I’m a big chicken. So reading Scripture today I was struck by Psalm 27 where it said, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?”

Being such a baby, how was I not too scared when God led me to be a missionary? Well, the truth is, I WAS pretty scared. I had two jobs, a car, friends… It was intimidating thinking about leaving all that. I had never been in Life Teen at home and I’d only been to Covecrest (where the missionaries live) twice so I barely knew anyone. This was going to be a huge step for me, but I really felt in my heart that it was where I was supposed to be so I put my trust in God.

Somehow I knew that no matter how scared I was, the Lord wouldn’t call me to something that wasn’t good. ¬†As a big scaredy-cat, I know that this confidence couldn’t have come from me. I would never have been able to leave my home and my family if it weren’t for God giving me the strength.

When God invites you into a deeper relationship with Him, don’t hold back! He will give you the courage to overcome all fear.
“Be not afraid!” (John Paul II)

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About the Author

My name is Angela Hill and I am a second year Life Teen missionary. I am originally from Massachusetts, though I currently live in Atlanta, GA. Some of my favorite things include photography, reading, singing, and going to the ocean. I love hanging out with teens and I'm excited for all the ways God is going to use me in His mission this year! If you would like to contact me, ask me questions, or just keep in touch I encourage you to email me at [email protected]!