The Lord is my light and my salvation whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?
On summer nights when I was a young boy we played kick the can. One would stand in the street on an upside down tin can while the rest would hide. If the kid who had his foot on the can saw you and called your name you were out. But if someone could break from their hiding place and kick the can before being called then everyone went free! If you were well hidden you might not take chances and wait for someone else to be brave. But if you were one of the last you were forced to make a choice and choose the moment to overcome your fear.
Life is like that also. One by one people who you hoped would be brave for you can let you down or disappear. One day you will have to choose to face that moment of vulnerability. We will have to face our greatest fear. Knowing that Jesus is on our side can give us the strength and courage to run to the goal. In that instant run fearlessly because God has promised to be our light in the darkest place!