Why would I, a committed Christian, make such a statement? Christianity is all about faith. You wouldn’t think God would make it scary, right?
Well, He doesn’t! But remember,
Before individuals accept Christ as their Savior, they are ruled by their flesh, or sinful nature—a nature predisposed to sin. However, when a person accepts Christ as his or her Savior, a new nature is born, ruled by God’s Spirit. Yet the old spirit remains, thus, creating the great civil war that will be ongoing for the rest of their life. p. 46, 3rd ed FD
Folks, it’s that great civil war that feeds our fears and doubts (alias fiery darts). Especially, when we can’t see where the path might be taking us. Inevitably obstacles will show up along the way only adding to our fears.
Yes, it can be very scary to forge ahead. Therefore, our confidence to take those forward steps must be fueled by Truth thoughts like the following:
and whenever you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear this command behind you: “This is the way. Walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21 HCSB
Exercising our faith in the face of fear will diminish our fear and increase our faith!
Giving into fear will diminish our faith and give rise to more fear.