Fear of the Unknown

“I’ll be right back,” I told Nurit and released her hand. “I need to go to the bathroom.” I whispered.

“Can you find it by yourself?” She knew the area. She spoke the language, and knew how much I feared the dark.

“No problem” I boasted, “I’m a big boy!” Big mistake. Big boys make big mistakes. The bigger the boy, the bigger the mistake.

Flickering lights illuminated the dark alley toward the bathroom. Are they supposed to flash? I wondered. What if the lights go out? Is there another way out? Not knowing scared me.

The lights went out!

For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me.

Lights emerged from the darkness. I was relieved, at first. But the lights were not friendly. They concealed darkness. Dark creatures stalked me from beyond the lights. The lights flashed warnings. Shall I turn back? I asked myself?

The total absence of reflected light is scary enough, but a small light in a big darkness can be even more terrifying if its source is unknown. 

I heard the Word.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

I kept stepping. I heard the crackle and felt the crunch under my feet. What is that?! I wondered without looking down. 

I fixed my sight with all my might straight ahead; not even a little to the left nor to the right. I was being stalked. Someone, or something, was stalking me. Am I to be another’s meal? I thought.

I had a plan yesterday. It was a good plan, as far as human plans went. But what did I know?

Having  a plan gave me a feeling of knowing and control. When my plan failed I became frustrated. Then I was frightened! I feared the unknown almost as much as I feared Bohu.

Do not fear, only believe.

His Word filled me with confidence. I believed Him. I took another step forward into the unknown.

I rounded a corner and came upon two doors. Their markings were colorful but their meaning was unknown to me. Which door shall I take?! I puzzled. I liked the pink but I felt the blue. I decided.

I pushed. It opened. It was not what I expected. Why I asked myself, do I doubt Him? He was already there! 

We spent a moment in eternity. I felt felt better when I saw Him. My faith had turned to sight, if only for a moment. It was enough.

How will I tell this story? I worried. Who will believe me? I decided to tell the story. Maybe another human like me who feared the unknown’s darkness will believe the One I believed.

 

Rx: Job 3:25, Psalm 23:4, and Mark 5:36B

20 thoughts on “Fear of the Unknown

    1. Doing this pilgrimage with others 🤗 is one of the highlights Jackie. P.S. We spoke with The King this morning on 💜 behalf of the woman with the fracture.

      1. That makes me so happy…I was going to get on here last night as I sat at her bedside and we prayed for the gift of repentance, salvation and His mercy, for Jesus to come and take her home. She had this beautiful and rare moment of complete clarity where she asked me to pray with her and she said she knew I had been doing that and that it is what she wants…that He would bring her home. It was the most amazing thing. When she woke up this morning we talked about it again and she said she remembered. We talked about how it was His timing and not ours but that we could pray for His mercy to take her peacefully in her sleep. She still has no pain. And she woke up saying she had a good nights sleep and she seemed very clear in her mind again. Thank you so much for your prayers. I believe the Lord is working in her heart and bringing her to repentance and salvation. He is holding her close right now and she is seeking Him! Thank you!🙏”Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
        – ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
        http://bible.com/116/1th.5.18.nlt

      2. You have an exciting ministry 💜 Jackie! Well done! I look forward to meeting her soon! I can’t wait to hear her stories, yours, and all the others when …. soon!

      1. To be alone would be the death of our souls! Thanks for your introduction to seeingthewhisper.wordpress.com

    1. His Story is great my friend, even a poor teller like me can reflect a great Light! Thanks my friend!

      1. Your post on logic made me think about it – it may be illogical, but the taller the story towers, the shorter I become🧐‼️

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