Devotion

When Fear Comes Knocking

Fear can be paralysing, especially when sudden disaster or trauma hits us when we least expect it.
Joyce Meyers describes fear as false evidence appearing real.

The Bible has a lot to say about fear. In Psalm 91 verse 5 and 6 we read:

You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
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The greatest fear in life comes when you are physically hurting or tragedy takes place with those you love dearly.
Satan comes along and terrorises you with his suggestions fuelling your fear. The terror by night is that alarm that terrorises you when you want to rest.
Panic is in the air and darkness hides the enemy.

God has planned no reason for you to be fearful.
The victory is His.

The secret is sheltering under the wings of the Almighty.
Man can kill the body, but not the real you: your soul.

In Isaiah 43 1 – 3 we read:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour…

We live in days of so much uncertainty.
Our nation is not just politically under attack but spiritually, and we face terrorism every day.
It is tempting to live our lives in fear of what tomorrow may bring, but Jesus says do worry about tomorrow – He has gone ahead of us.

If He cares enough about a small sparrow falling to the ground* how much more will he care about you?!

Let today’s trouble be sufficient for the day.
The worries and fears of tomorrow that never come rob us of the joys of today.

Psalm 91 reminds us that when we go through trouble we need not fear because we abide in Him.
He is with us, we just have to dwell in the secret place, abiding under His shadow protected by His wings.
He is the safest place to run to when fear comes stalking at our door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Matthew 10:29

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