Despite their fear of the peoples around them,they built the altar on its foundation and sacrificed burnt offerings on it to the Lord, both the morning and evening sacrifices. Ezra 3:3
Even thought Fear was upon them because of the hostility, the tension and the opposition that was on the lands, (they kept their faith alive)and they built the altar on its foundation. And they offered burnt offerings and worship God on it.
Fear play an important part in our daily lives, this is why is so important to keep our daily focus on the cross and in the word of God. It is in His word and in His presence that we find courage, strength, love, peace and hope.
Lord help to keep my eyes fix on your cross. Help me to continue seeking your face and your word. God please give me boldness to claim your name and praise your name even in the midst of fear, trial and tribulation.
Thank you awesome Father for your cross and for your love for us.