We humans are emotional creatures. We laugh, we cry, we sing with joy, and sometimes cower in fear. If you pay attention to the news on television and the print media, it would seem that there is a lot to be fearful about. I have found myself worked up into a frenzy at the mere thought that something might happen that would be detrimental to me. It is always something that could happen, not something that has happened. For those that have put their trust in Christ, there is truly nothing to fear from this world.
What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. (Psalm 56:3) KJV
Just because we shouldn't be afraid, doesn't mean that it doesn't happen sometimes. I would like to be able to say that I am writing this for everyone else that reads this. The truth of the matter is that I am writing it for myself as well. I too get fearful every once in a while. There are times that I become distracted and take my eyes off of the Lord for just a little while. That is all the time it takes for the enemy to get a foothold of fear in me. He looks for any opportunity to destroy that which gives God glory. A person gripped by fear is a poor witness. Fear makes a person doubt themselves. Sometimes it can make a Christian doubt their own faith. The verse says what to do in case of fear. It says to trust in God. That takes faith. Fear and faith have trouble co-existing together, because they are polar opposites on a spiritual level. Faith is one of those things that doesn't always make a lot of sense to a human mind. It is, however, just as real as fear. When we can learn to take God at His word, we can replace that fear with faith. Trusting God for the things that are uncertain will put an end to the fear factor that is a part of so many lives today. I really believe that fear is one of Satan's most powerful tools. So are lies. Most times, when you take the time to break it down, Satan is really lying to us to trap us into these unreasonable fears. So today, whatever your concern is that holds you captive in a fearful manner, you can trust in God for the deliverance from fear. You have His word on it.
Father, I thank you for your word. I thank you for the truths in it. Grant me the grace this day to choose faith over any fear that I may have. It really doesn't matter what the fear is about in our lives. It only matters that we trust you to not give it a place in our lives before you. I choose this day to trust you in any and all matters that come before me. You have proved so faithful to me and there is nothing that you cannot overcome in my life. Help me to live a life of faith before you in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.