If your faith was pitted against your fear, which do you think would come out the victor?
Faith is defined as complete trust or confidence in someone or something.
Fear is defined as being afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
Faith and fear cannot coexist.
Sure you believe in God and may even have been born again and call yourself a Christian. You believe Jesus is the one and only Son of God and that He died for your sins. But is your faith in Him, His ways, and His timing bigger and stronger than your fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of losing a loved one, fear that your children will choose the wrong path in life, fear of what others think of you, fear of paying that new bill. Could be any of those or a plethora of other things. It creeps up on the best of us. Sometimes it creeps up out of nowhere and for no logical reason. That nagging feeling of anxiety in your gut.
That’s when we need a prayer intervention.
We need a big hefty dose of the Word. Reach out to your prayer partner and ask for prayer, call upon the name of Jesus and ask for His marvelous presence to be there with you.
Psalm 34:4 says, I sought the Lord, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 27:1: The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
Mark 5:36: Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”
Hebrews 11:1: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Satan is a big fat liar and he will lie and lead you to believe that God has forgotten you, that He doesn’t really love little ol’ you, that He will never keep His word, and that the Christian walk just isn’t worth all this pain. He will make you think that you have messed up too much this time, done the unforgivable, or are just past the point of return. There is nothing further from the truth though! Remember that the Word is full of promise after promise and God never ever goes back on His promises! Repeat with me: I am blessed, blameless, predestined, adopted, redeemed, forgiven, chosen, and marked an heir in Christ(Ephesians 1:3-14)
Psalm 118:7 says, The LORD is with me; he is my helper. I look in triumph on my enemies.
Satan is the enemy of our souls and won’t quit trying to deceive us until the day Jesus comes back to take us home. But take heart, Jesus is right there helping you every step of the way. Have complete faith in Him! Turn to Him and He is there every.single.time.
Amen. Thank you for this reminder, Amy. Faith squashes fear.
You are welcome friend!