Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Do you know there are so many phobia’s that I can’t count them all? Seems like they are endless. There is a fear of almost everything. People are suffering from fear and God said He didn’t give us that spirit. God gave us the spirit of power, love, and self-discipline.
If God didn’t give it to us why are we walking around with it? Jesus came that we may be free. We don’t have to live in fear. The only fear we should be living with is the fear of the Lord!
I challenge you to dig deeper into yourself. Look at yourself and analyze what it is that’s holding you back from being forgiving, having patience, loving one another, trusting in the Lord with your whole heart. If you dig real deep at the root you will probably find is fear. Somewhere along your life’s journey, you picked it up and you have not put it down.
The Lord reminds us reassures us many times in the Bible to not be afraid and to trust in Him to believe in Him. He gives peace and helps us release what is not like Him. Do you trust the Lord with all your heart? When I checked myself the answer for me was no. I was still operating in fear in some areas of my life. I was surprised at myself I thought I was doing good! The Lord has a way of revealing things to us if we are willing to look. I ask you to do some soul searching and check your belief level. If your level is not where it should be or where you thought it was that is a very good prayer request. The Lord will hear your prayer!
What I have done is committed to myself and the Lord that I will conquer my fears with His help. Let me tell you this is not a cakewalk nor is it for the faint of heart. I am serious about my relationship with the Lord and I encourage you to get even more serious about your relationship with the Lord.
Jesus came to set you free from the fear of ______ (you fill in the blank). You should not be held back because of _______. Take advantage of this wonderful gift God has given us. The gift of Salvation. Don’t live in fear. You are wonderfully made! He took the time to design you exactly the way you are! Beautifully! God doesn’t do a half job. He made you beautiful on the inside and the outside. The fear you have picked up along the way has nothing to do with Him BUT He said just trust Him to seek Him and all that is suppose to be added will be added! Remember He will never leave you!
Be encouraged. Keep believing. Keep trusting.
If you have not accepted Christ as your Lord and Savior, now is the perfect time to start living your life free! Accept Christ!