I was in my thirties when I got my first bike. I taught myself how to ride. I did not have a bike growing up, but I remember watching other kids riding their bike. They would take their hands off the handlebars and scream, “look no hands!” I thought they were crazy. The first time I saw my son do that I was terrified. Actually the first time he rode without training wheels I was scared for him. I haven’t ridden a bike in a long time, but I probably would still hold on to the handlebars like they were stuck to my hands, as I do the steering wheel when driving. And the thought of no hands, I don’t think so! Don’t judge me; I’m a scary cat when it comes to any wheels! However, when it comes to our God, I am learning to have the fearless faith of a child. Because I know God got me! I can let go and say, look God know hands!  I know if I let the bike handlebars go, in my frightened state I would definitely fall. But even if I am afraid or unsure of a situation or circumstances, I can let go and let God knowing that God got me. I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Let Go, Let God. It’s not just a cliché. I know this for a fact because I am a living witness. He has caught me over and over again when I let go. We are human and we are going to struggle with being afraid. God knew that we would be people who struggle with fear.  He knew that in this world darkened by sin, there would be many things to be afraid of. God encourages us to fear not 326 times in the Bible. Over and over again, God says, “Do not be afraid.” God is with us no matter what fearful times we go through. Gods got us! We can’t do anything on our own. But there is nothing we can’t do when God has us. However, it is up to us to take our hands off and let go. Even though I’m scared, even though I have no idea where I’m going, even though I’ve been hurt and abused, even though I’ve been diagnosed, even though I feel terrible, even though I lost a loved one, even though I lost my job, even though I can’t pay my bills, even though…..through it all, God got us. God did not give us the spirit of fear. We have to trust God and let go. If we don’t let go, fears tend to grow, sometimes out of control. The more afraid we are, the less we live the life that God has for us. Being afraid is like being in a prison. The good news is Jesus set us free! As His children, we can trust Him because that is what a  good Father does. When those training wheels were taken off my son’s bike,he trusted the person behind him to hold him up. And when the person let go, he kept going. That’s how our Father God works. When we let go, God holds us up. We still keep going; stopping is not an option when we know God has our back. Father God loves us, Jesus died for us, He will not let us fall! We just have to trust God more than we fear that thing. I would like to ride a bike again; they say you never forget how to, but I don’t know if I will take my hands off the handlebars. Oh but I am so thankful that I have learned to take my hands off when it comes to God. If we are afraid, He will encourage us. If we are weak, He strengthens us. If we are sad, joy comes in the morning. And if we are falling, He  catches us. Do not live-in fear, God got us! Love and Blessings…

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

“I can do all things (A)through [a]Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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