Joseph Gordon-Levitt brilliantly stars in The Walk. Based on a true story, this movie tells the World how Philippe Petit used the high-wire to perform death dying stunts. On August 7, 1974, with the assistance of others, successfully walked on tightrope that he places between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.
The movie is amazing. It’s filled with suspense and surprises. Joseph Gordon-Levitt, with his cheesy impression, is still the cool kid from next door. His attempt to portray Philippe Petit was convincing and true. So good that it prompts you to research the actual daredevil.
The story of Philippe Petit is almost unbelievable, but inspirational. It makes me think how many people, even with high-wire walking abilities, would not dare to walk between buildings that stood 110 stories tall.
Fear is encumbering; weighing down on some of life’s most difficult decisions. Should I go back to school? Should I buy a home? Should I move? Should I trust him/her? Should I forgive him/her? These question possess doubt, fear, and worrisome—all spirits that are the exact opposite of how God wants us to feel.
The spirit of fear completely negates the idea of faith and believing. Fear puts a period in situations, whereas faith puts a semicolon. We must be like Philippe Petit, who without fear or regret, continues to chase his dreams.
Three of the most resonating scriptures about fear come from the book of Psalm:
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 27: 1 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?
Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?
These verses serve as constant, consistent reminders as I work through my own doubts and fears. Hopefully, they’ll encourage you just the same.