Several years ago, I had a great fear rising in me that I was going to lose my job. I imagined the worst, and the fear began to consume me. Then I took all that I feared and went to the Lord in prayer.
In my prayer I started to imagine the worst that could happen. I could lose my job. Then lose my house. Then lose my car. Then I could go hungry, starve to death, and then go to heaven. Selah.
Consider that the worst thing that can happen to you today is that you would go to heaven.
It was interesting to me, that my job situation completely changed, and instead of being fired I was promoted. Friends, if He can save you for eternity, He can certainly help you now.
When we trust in the Lord we no longer must fear what man would do to us. Don’t you know, God is sovereign, nothing and nobody can touch you unless He allows it. And be sure that even if He allows trouble in your life, yet He is with you, and He always has your eternal best interest in mind.
Once you realize that the Lord has you, even fear will be afraid to go near you. “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4).
Never fear that men would judge you wrongly, but that God will judge you rightly.
The Lord Jesus changed death from a finish line into a starting line. He reduced the impenetrable stone wall into but a speed bump. Never fear death, but only the Lord who will meet you there.
Don’t focus on those who come against you, but only on the Lord who goes before you. “And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed” (Deuteronomy 31:8).
Growing in faith you will learn to fear men less and to fear God more.
You cannot be both faithless and fearless. Faith triumphs over fear.
Don’t fear how you might die more than how you might live.
Though they slander you, do not fear. Just as light triumphs over darkness, so the power of truth will prevail over the lies. “For I hear the slander of many; fear is on every side… But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God’” (Psalm 31:13-14).
Fear is the prison that holds us hostage from the freedom we can have in the Lord.
Faith is to fear what light is to darkness.
You never have to be afraid of the dark when you are the light.
Trust is the cure for all that you fear. The more you trust in Him, the less you will worry about the world. “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 56:4).
You cannot have the victory without the battle. Never set your goals based on the difficulties you may face, but the promises you will walk in.
The question is not if you will survive the circumstance you are in, but will you trust Him through it. Only a trial can reveal the degree to which we trust Him.
Fear is the servant of the devil, but power and love are from the Lord. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
Never be so afraid of dying that you do not live.
Never fear what the Lord has for you. If the Lord is calling you to something, be sure that He will help you in it. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:13).
Fear is the thief that steals your hope and leaves you in despair.
The thing you fear the most is the very thing that God wants you to trust Him with the most. He’s got you.
You will never worry what lies ahead, when at once you realize Who goes before you. “The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you…” (Deuteronomy 1:30). It is not your fight to win, but to trust in.
Don’t fear men, fear for men. They have no idea of the God who goes before you.
If you ever fear what lies ahead, simply pray to the Lord who has been there. The Lord God said, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them” (Isaiah 42:9).
The darkness of your fears diminishes in the light of His glory.
You have to go through the wilderness to get to the promise. Do not despise what you are going through, but know that He is with you. “…Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).
Fear God, not men. Trust God, not men.
The drought reveals the roots. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit” (Jeremiah 17:7-8).
Blessings to you,
All Scripture is in red and uses the NKJV (New King James Version) translation unless otherwise noted.