Isaiah 43:1 “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.” God actually commands us not to fear, or worry. The phrase “fear not” is used at least 80 times in the Bible, most likely because He knows the enemy uses fear to decrease our hope and limit our victories.
Everyday I talk to so many people and I find they are afraid or anxious. Sometimes maybe you fear what people think of you… Not having enough money… Public speaking, flying, being far from home, or lizards, snakes, spiders… Failure, Rejection… Losing a loved one… Disease etc. …..etc…
We all long for more of God’s peace in the midst of the stresses of our lives!
“Fear not!” is the most repeated command in the Bible. In fact, it’s been said that there are 365 “Fear nots” in the Bible — one “Fear not” for every day of the year!
Lloyd Ogilvie in Facing the Future without Fear even said there are 366 “Fear nots” in the Bible, one for every day of the year, including Leap Year!
God doesn’t want us to go a single day without hearing his word of comfort: “Fear not!”
When I am afraid,
I will trust in you.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I trust; I will not be afraid.
What can mortal man do to me?
Fear is trying to take a hold of you right now? The threat or trouble you are facing is because of fear?
“We’ve all made mistakes. It’s a human problem,” “not only have you made mistakes in the past, but you’ll also make more mistakes in the future, this is very much guaranteed.
“You’ll never overcome your fear of failure until you fully accept the reality that you’re not perfect,”
“You’ve already failed many, many times in life. So have I. You’re a failure in some area of your life right now. And you’ll fail a lot more in the future.”
While everyone experiences failure at some point in their life, those who are successful persevere despite their setbacks.
God’s repeated mentioning of the phrase “don’t be afraid” is clear evidence that he didn’t want humans’ minds clouded by fear.
I tell you, use the power of the holy ghost through scripture prayers to overcome anxiety and fear.
Let us walk through fears and go into the loving arms of Christ.
You can learn to live with peace and power!
God’s encouragement is especially evident in Psalm 23:4, which says:
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”
“Great people are simply ordinary people who have an extraordinary amount of determination. They just keep on going. They realize they’re never a failure until they quit,” You can allow fear to control you lives, thus missing out on important opportunities.
As a Christians you must work through your faith and relationship with God to take away fear’s control over them.
In His Glory……