Silencing the Fear
Author: Melissa Hernandez // Open Table // Junior
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and sound judgment.”
2 Timothy 1:7
God works in very mysterious and awesome ways. As I was reading this chapter, I was listening to the song “Tremble”. I just thought the pairing of the song and scripture was so perfect and powerful, I wanted to share that. Music sometimes helps me express my emotions in a way that I don't think I could express in words.
So if you’d like to share in my experience with scripture, I encourage you to read the scripture passage a couple times (2 Timothy 1:7) and then listen to the song Tremble by Mosaic MSC. Really lean into this song. Feel the words. Listen to what they are saying.
Peace, bringing it all to peace
The storm surrounding me
Let it break at Your name
Still, call the sea to still
The rage in me to still
Every wave at Your name
Jesus, Jesus, You make the darkness tremble
Jesus, Jesus, You silence fear
Song: “Tremble” by Mosaic MSC
Afterwards read the scripture passage again - slowly (2 Timothy 1:7).
You have now entered my headspace through which the rest of this post flowed through.
I love this song because so often, I have a hard time silencing the voice in my own head. I am not open with others with my struggles and have a hard time connecting to the people around me because of it. I find myself scared and hiding in the background because that’s what I find safe and easy. I often will stay silent in fear of being wrong or being judged.
I feel that so many of us might struggle with fear and doubt. There are so many stories in the bible where people are scared and people question God; this isn’t a new concept. I think it's comforting to know that we are not alone in our struggles. So often this doubt and fear we feel can be so isolating. Knowing the fact that everyone you meet is going through their own struggles and fears makes us all connected. God doesn't call us to be silent and fearful. God calls us to be bold, and that’s something I have to remind myself daily.
While I know I probably will never be the most outgoing or the loudest person, I want to challenge myself by asking God to help me silence the fear I feel, and instead give me a spirit that is bold and unafraid. I ask God to strengthen my faith and guide me to be more willing to step outside my comfort zone.