“Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, yes I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)
COMMENT: Can you count the number of times in God’s Word where He warns us against fearing things? I believe God is hammering home this theme for our protection. Fear is contaminated faith and uses the same spiritual principle. What was it that Job said about his deplorable situation?: “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me. (Job 3:25) Just as faith comes by hearing the Word of God, fear comes by hearing the word of the devil. Whenever the enemy of our soul comes at us with a proposition of fear, immediately replace it with a promise of God.*** I like the Amplified Bible‘s translation of the subject: “For God did not give us a spirit of craven, cringing fear, but He has given us a spirit of power and of love and a calm and well-balanced mind with discipline and self-control.” (2 timothy 1:7)
***I have found this little book to be most helpful: “God’s Promise and Answers for Your Life” by Thomas Nelson Publisher.WISE SAYING: CIRCUMSTANCES MERELY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVEAL YOUR FAITH IN THE PROMISES OF GOD.
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- Do Not Fear (jimdavenport.wordpress.com)
- How do you really combat fear? Can it be combated? (beingabetteru.wordpress.com)