Refuse To Be Fearful
By: Jeremiah, Servant of the Living God
Refuse to be fearful about what will happen to you. Put away anxiety, distress, and depression. God is faithful and He will take care of you, in any situation, if you trust Him.
Fear has the ability to prevent people from moving forward with their lives and achieving their goals. It has the ability to cause someone to stall in life. Bullies and others who wish to intimidate you and demotivate you will also use fear as a strategy.
But, do not be fearful.
Do Not Be Afraid or Fearful
In the bible, Jesus said, “Do not fear”. We are encouraged not to fear or be afraid over 100 times also. It is often backed up further, by assurances to go boldly, or God is with you.
- Psalm 3:6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side.
- Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me your rod and your staff they comfort me.
- 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?
- Psalm 27:3 Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear though war break out against me, even then I will be confident.
- Psalm 46:2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.
- Psalm 56:11 in God I trust and not afraid. What can man do to me?
- Psalm 91:5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
- Psalm 118:6 The Lord is with me I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
Paul trusted in God and he was not fearful of the challenges. Neither of the people who surrounded him or wanted to kill him, because he knew his God.
In Acts 23:1-11, we see Paul facing serious allegations from his peers, who were seeking to kill him because he now proclaimed the gospel of Jesus Christ.
23 And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day. 2 And the high priest Ananias commanded them that stood by him to smite him on the mouth.
3 Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? 4 And they that stood by said, Revilest thou God’s high priest?
5 Then said Paul, I wist not, brethren, that he was the high priest: for it is written, Thou shalt not speak evil of the ruler of thy people. 6 But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
7 And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. 8 For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.
9 And there arose a great cry: and the scribes that were of the Pharisees’ part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man: but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
10 And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.
11 And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome.
You see? If you call God in one way, He will answer you in multiple ways. When Paul was in trouble, God appealed to him, in his dream, in Acts 18:9.
9. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace:
Let us know who we serving and trust Him so that he can be with us, to fight our battle. And remember he is our redeemer, whatever we are passing through challenges believe and trust him.
Meditate on God’s Word
Many Christians struggle daily to live according to God’s word. But we need daily nourishment. That is why it is important to read your bible daily; even if it is a few verses and meditate on them.
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Today’s word is brought to you by Jeremiah, servant of the living God. He is a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, who lives in Nigeria. He believes in God and that all answers to life, can be found in the Word of God.