Many believers never take steps of faith because they are plagued with a fear of failing. One reason why they are not able to bring themselves to walk by faith is because they do not know God’s nature. When individuals get to know the Father’s heart it is actually easier to take steps of faith than to retreat back into fear of any kind. God is the One who guards and protects (2, 3). He is able to keep us. “I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee” (Isaiah 42:6a). He is superior to who we are and what we can do.
Who does the keeping? God is the only one who can truly keep us. He not only picks us up when we fail, He also can keep us from falling. “The Lord upholdeth all that fall” (Psalm 145:14a). “For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling” (Psalm 116:8). When we do fall, we shall not be utterly cast down (4). His everlasting arms are long enough to hold us up (5) and His grace is continually upon us. This is so because of our position through the finished work of Jesus Christ. Step out in faith and believe in God, for He is for us. Our protection is in the promise that God is always holding us up and He is constantly guarding us. “He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep” (Psalm 121:4).