His Faithfulness > My Fear

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His Faithfulness > My Fear

 

Did you know that the Bible says, “Fear not” 365 times? Isn’t that ironic? Actually, there is nothing ironic about it. God knew fear would be a struggle for us and He gave us a scripture for each day of the year.

 

We fear so many things from public speaking to loss of love to death. We worry. We become anxious and let our nerves get the best of us. Have we forgotten His Faithfulness > My Fear? 

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
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), in God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
— Psalm 56:3-4
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understand, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:6-7

When we study God’s word, we learn that God never changes and He never lies. He has never failed and does what He promises to do. We can trust that He is sovereign, He is holy, He is good and He is faithful. 

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
— Lamentations 3:22-23
And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:19
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purposes.
— Romans 8:28

So, if His faithfulness is greater than our fear, why do we struggle with worry, nerves and anxiety? In 2 Timothy 1:7 we read, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” So, then where does the spirit of fear come from? If it is not from above, it must be from our adversary, Satan.

 

When we are filled with fear, it is because we are not filled with faith. Fear and faith cannot co-exist. What is it that causes us to fear? Do we not believe that God is in control? Do we doubt His goodness? Do we trust Him? Do we believe what we say we believe? Or… do we struggle with unbelief? Pause for just a second and think through that. Maybe it is time for us to be like the man in Mark 9 who brought his child to Jesus to be healed. Jesus told him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” The father replied, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.”

 

Growing our faith is the answer. Romans 10:17 says, “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” The more time we spend getting to know God, our faith grows strong and confident - drowning out worry and fear. Spending time in prayer and worship gets us through even the darkest of nights – just ask David. (The Book of Psalm)  

 

God is so good; even when we are faithless, He remains faithful. (2 Timothy 2:13) But as we journey through hard seasons and down treacherous paths, may we grow a fearless faith. A faith so rooted that we can proclaim, His Faithfulness > My Fear!


Thank you so much for taking time to read this post. I appreciate your time and hope it inspired you to quieten your fears by placing your faith in your heavenly Father. Be sure to check out my YouTube Channel and watch the video series, He>i. We can talk a little more in depth there. Will you please Like, Share, Comment and Subscribe to this blog and the YouTube Channel? We need your help spreading this message, plus we want to stay connected with you! :-) 

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