“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me” (Matthew 28:18, ESV). When the risen Lord met His disciples at a certain mountain for what we have come to call the Great Commission, He began with these words. How marvelous, and how vital for Christian mission, that the call to go is grounded in the authority of the Savior to whom we testify. The Risen One reigns, King over all. Our commission is backed by the authority of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Take heart in the sovereign authority of the Lord Jesus. No obstacle you face is beyond His power, no opposition beyond His authority. What God calls us to face we can face in His strength, and we need fear nothing as we go about the task given by our Master.