Greetings Everyone, I am so excited about the new program but I must admit fears have a way of creeping up. Have you ever wondered what the Bible says concerning fears? There are two types of fears in the Scriptures, the first is beneficial and highly encouraged, which is the the fear of the Lord; however, the second is discouraged and highly destructive, this can be called the “spirit of fear.”
We all face fears as it relates to core fears, life fears, or when encountering things we are unaware of. I remember as a kid my dad would say “F.E.A.R. is False Evidence Appearing Real.” I believe this is the case with most fears. However, what if the evidence has a compelling argument and you are left doubting? In my case, I don’t think there is a compelling argument since I can lean on my past. Isn’t it wonderful that we have a God who has a history of provision and protection. Our God has also sprinkled liberally throughout Scripture encouragement in the face of fears. Notice these Scriptures that speak directly to Fear:
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control (2 Tim. 1:7)
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Pet. 5:7)
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!”. (Rom. 8:15)
As I approach this upcoming chapter in my life, the fears of provision, adequacy, and rejection raises its voice in response to my new chapter, but I am reminded that he that listens to himself is foolish, but he who is wise speaks to himself. I speak to my fears and remind them that though you are giant, that doesn’t mean you can overcome me, rather it means you are so big I cannot miss.
What fear has gripped your life? How are you overcoming your fears? Have you placed full confidence in our Heavenly Father?
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