10 REASONS WHY NOT TO FEAR

February 14, 2011

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…

  1. GOD HIMSELF IS FIGHTING FOR ME!
    Deuteronomy 3:22. “You must not fear them, for the Lord your God Himself fights for you.”
  2. 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. “
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.”
  5. 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?
  6. 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.’ “
  7. 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?”
  8. 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.”
  9. 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.”
  10. 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……

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