When allowed, fear can become debilitating if we do not put into practice the word of God that tells us to “FEAR NOT”, which appears in the Bible over 300 times!
Feeling fear is natural and in the right context, is useful and can help us to get out of amongst other things, life threatening situations. However, allowing ourselves to be consumed and overwhelmed by fear is detrimental to our overall well-being!
Choosing to not operate in the fear we feel is SUPERNATURAL! Something that comes through our willingness to listen, and obey the Voice of TRUTH who is the Holy Spirit of God living in us! Holy Spirit will always lead us according to the written word of God in the Bible, and in step with God’s character revealed in the scriptures. Never to the contrary!
The times we are living in are perilous; filled with anxiety and depression and the root cause of both emotions is derived from fear. Allowing fear to consume us and drive our behaviors and decisions will incapacitate us.
It’s time to be fearless! We must no longer allow the spirit of fear to rob us of the Joy of the Lord which is our strength, and our peace of heart and mind which comes through keeping our minds on Christ Jesus, and His Power to work all things out for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose!
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Joshua 1:9 ESV:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
2 Timothy 1:7 ESV:
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Psalm 34:4 ESV:
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 27:1 ESV:
Of David. 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?
1 John 4:18 ESV:
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV:
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
Psalm 23:4 ESV:
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.
John 14:27 ESV:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Philippians 4:6-7 ESV:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 41:13 ESV:
For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”
Psalm 118:6 ESV:
The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
Isaiah 43:1 ESV:
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Romans 8:15 ESV:
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Psalm 56:3 ESV:
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Isaiah 35:4 ESV:
Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.”
The enemy of our souls uses fear to keep us from God’s plans to prosper us and not to harm us, to give us a hope and a future.
Do you get the picture! The above listed scriptures are just a handful of powerful Bible verses to speak out to change our atmosphere from fear to Faith in God who is Sovereign over all!
It’s time to Rise and Shine for the Spirit of the Lord is upon us. The same Spirit that raised Jesus from the dead, lives in us, and we are more than overcomers through Christ who gives us STRENGTH AND PEACE that passes all understanding!