Is it just me or does everybody hear that growl? The gnawing in the back of your mind that it isn’t going to happen or work out. You’ve made a mess of it again, you’re not that smart, that is wasn’t God after all. Well, then he’s at it again but the good news is the growl, prowl or even howl of the enemy pales and limps off into a putrid oblivion when we start to fear not. We might be easy pickings but not when Master’s hand is firmly grasping us.
So let’s review fear, forget the anagrams, the cute slogans, people who have not been accustomed to it will say to get over it, but it’s not that easy alone, but we have Jesus. I am giving you the I AM’s take on it. Oh, and forget the one a day, it’s in the Bible 365 times, but if you are a believer on a mission, you’ll probably need more that one.
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. Isaiah 41:10
Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, (divine retribution ) with the recompense of God. He will come and save you. ” Isaiah 35:4
Fear not, for you will not be ashamed; be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced; for you will forget the shame of your youth, and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more. Isaiah 54:4
And His affection for you is even greater, as He remembers the obedience of you all, how you received Him with fear ( reverence ) and trembling. 2 Corinthians 7:15
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, ( or torment ) and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. I John 4:18
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!” Romans 8:15
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. (sound mind ). 2 Timothy 1:7
Do not be afraid of sudden fear nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes. Proverbs 3:25
But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled. 1 Peter 3:14
and many more…What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
So, who should we fear, respect the Lord, resist the devil. Oh, he may come around seeing if he can devour you. But fear, terror and torment the unholy trinity will be far, if you confess you are His righteousness, only because of Him nothing we have done. I once studied fear so much, that is was my focus and not Jesus, fear does not belong in His place as the most important one in my life, fear is not, never has been or will be.
I can’t resist Jesus, I can resist the devil,especially with His back up. And if you are experiencing fear,read these verses, ask someone to help you when you need to resist fear, bind that spirit. Matthew 16:19 Seek professional help if you need to or take medication, you can still have faith.
And a sure word for overcoming fear, love. Take heart, He has overcome so we can. John 16:33 Read about love, His love and study His love. Receive His love and deliverance from fear. He is for us, not against as believers, whom shall we fear? Rebecca Jones / pexels