We can’t believe that Kamp has already been in session for FIVE wonderful weeks! This summer has been a blast, full of new friendships and fun adventures.
One thing that makes Kamp so exciting is the variety of the activities our Kampers can choose from during their time here. Whether it’s basketball, tennis, barn swing, canoe or anything in between, activities foster friendships and trust between Kampers as they participate in them together.
Even though activities are huge part of the fun of Kamp, sometimes participating in a new one can make us a little nervous. The zipline can feel intimidating and the rock wall can even make us shake in our boots. Because we are human, these reactions to the unknown are just natural!
If you’ve ever been nervous to try a new activity or sport at Kamp, chances are, you’ve felt the same way in your everyday life, too. Maybe it’s when you’re facing a big exam, heading into soccer tryouts, performing in the school play or even having a difficult conversation with a friend or family member.
It’s totally normal to experience fear, and while we can’t erase it from our lives completely, we do have good news – we are able to have freedom from fear through God! Check out Psalm 27:1:
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
When we walk in confidence that the Lord is leading the way for us, He is the calm and peaceful presence we need to conquer our fears. We don’t have to be afraid of anything, because we can be confident that He is ultimately in control of our lives. In fact, the Lord directly tells us that He will always be with us as our protector. Take a look at Isaiah 41:10:
Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Whatever you’re feeling today, whether it’s butterflies about a new activity at Kamp or something going on in your day-to-day life, have confidence and rest in the fact that you’re not facing these things alone. Lean into the Lord as your good, protective Father and ask Him to help you have courage.