In God’s Word we are repeatedly encouraged not to fear. It’s interesting to note that when we are given those instructions, or when one of the authors expresses a choice to not fear, there is a “why not”. There may be more, but here are 10 reasons I found WHY NOT TO FEAR. I will NOT fear because…
- GOD HIMSELF IS FIGHTING FOR ME!
Deuteronomy 3:22. “You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.”
- GOD GOES WITH ME!
Deuteronomy 31:8. “…do not fear nor be afraid…for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. “
- GOD WILL NEVER LEAVE ME!
1st Chronicles 28:20. “Be strong and of good courage…do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God – my God – will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
- GOD IS MY VERY PRESENT HELP, MY REFUGE AND STRENGTH!
Psalm 46:1-3. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with its swelling.”
- THE LORD IS ON MY SIDE!
Psalm 118:6. “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
- GOD WILL HELP ME!
Isaiah 41:13. “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ “
- THE LORD IS MY LIGHT, MY SALVATION AND MY STRENGTH!
Psalm 27:1. “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
- THE LORD REDEEMED ME AND I AM HIS!
Isaiah 43:1. “…fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.”
- I HAVE PUT MY TRUST IN GOD!
Psalm 56:3,4. “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You…in God I have put my trust, I will not fear.”
- JESUS GIVES ME HIS PEACE!
John 14:27. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you…let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
These truths are a powerful antidote for fear. Write them down. Put them in visible places. Underline them in your Bible. Read them. Re-read them. Re-read them again. Then keep reading them. Keep re-reading them. Believe them. Praise God for them and rejoice in His peace. Freedom from fear….aaaahhhhhhhhh……