Friday, June 26, 2015

What Are You Afraid Of?



For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – Apostle Paul
2 Timothy 1:7

What are you afraid of?

Do you fear being poor, homeless, and dependent on others?

Are you afraid you’re not loved or that you’ll face criticism?

Does the thought of getting older and losing your health scare you?

Are you afraid of dying?

Ken Weliever at thepreachersword.com, writes this about fear:

Fear is real. Don’t deny it. Suppress it. Or run from it. Admit it. Face it. And work to overcome it. Over 300 times the Bible exhorts us to “fear not.” Why?

Because our fears do not come from God! So, what is the source of fear? It must be from doubts the devil implants in our hearts. He wants us to question God. To doubt our ability. To be afraid of the future.

The word “fear” in this text means timidity, or cowardice. We don’t have to cower in fear at the devil’s devices, because God is greater than Satan! We can boldly approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, assurance and hope (Heb. 4:16). God offers this comforting promise:

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. Isaiah 41:10

This is God’s promise to you. Hold firm to it. You have the Holy Spirit living in you, giving you His power and love. When you live confident of His promise, it results in the peace of a sound mind.

How can you increase your confidence in God’s promise?

#seedsofscripture #fearless #promise @Preacherman316

2 comments:

  1. Great post. The way I increase my confidence in God's promise is to memorize the Word and make it a part of me. Stepping out in faith is crucial to overcoming fear. I think of the verse " “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. Exodus 14:13

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  2. One of my favorite verses.....a great reminder in tough and good times!

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