Well, when you look at Genesis 12:1, God told Abraham to "Leave your country, your people and your father's household and go to the land I will show you". Abraham was called to leave all he knew for a new land. He didn't know the land he was going to. He was trusting God to show him. All he knew was that it was new, a place he had never experienced. He travelled into the unkown.
So, in 2008 after living in Maryland for 27 years, God told me to move to North Carolina. A new state. A new place. He called me to leave what I had known for 27 years and go to a place I had only driven through a couple of times.
In August of 2009, after some planning I made the move. My daughter and a couple of friends from my church helped me.
On a hot, humid August night we finished unloading the truck. We had a snack and talked a little. Then my friends left for Maryland that same night. My daughter left the next day.
After my daughter left, I was alone, in my new apartment, with my thoughts. Suddenly I felt loneliness, sadness and yes, fear. I was alone in a new city, where I knew no one.
But, the next day, through church, God brought connections to me. A couple of those connections are still friends of mine. One of the connections performed the wedding ceremony for me and my wife.
I'm sure you've had times where you've either cried physical tears or tears of the heart. Perhaps some perceived failures in your life have brought on those tears. Failures of relationships. A loss of a job or an opportunity, because you just didn't have the courage. Perhaps you felt helpless, as your relationship partner decided they didn't want to be with you anymore. Perhaps you didn't have the courage to go after advancement in your career. Or maybe you are feeling regrets because your relationship with your children isn't what it should be.
Perhaps, you just feel like a failure. I want to share a secret with you. Shed those tears. Shed those tears of the heart and of the eyes. For the guys, yes, I know. We aren't supposed to share those tears. We feel we wouldn't be looked upon as manly or strong.
Get over it!. God created men to have hearts as well as women.
To encourage you, notice these words from Psalm 56:8. "You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in your bottle". All of our tears of pain and fear, God has taken and remembered them. He sees them. He has put them in His bottle before Him.
Let this song of Skylar Kaylyn encourage you in your journey from fear to faith.