Psalm 118:6 (AMPC) 6 The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?
I will not Fear! Fear is the one of the devil’s tools in his toolbox to keep us from making progress and going forward. Fear can stop us in our tracks and keep us from going forward and becoming who God wants us to be.
Mark 4:37-40 (AMPC) 37 And a furious storm of wind [[a]of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled. 38 But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing? 39 And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased ([b]sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm ([c]a perfect peacefulness). 40 He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no [d]firmly relying trust)?
We have been set free from fear as a Christian but it doesn’t mean that it will not come against us in life, especially when we are facing a storm in life. God will take care of us no matter what kind of storm it is that we face. Just because I feel fear it doesn’t mean I have to react to the fear I have. When we recognize fear is keeping us from progressing we have the option to confront it rather than let us keep us in bondage.
Romans 8:31 (AMPC) 31 What then shall we say to [all] this? If God is for us, who [can be] against us? [Who can be our foe, if God is on our side?]
When we feel fear we are tempted to run. Jesus died for us to have a good life and I am going to be determined to have a good life. God is for us and greater than anything and anybody that can come against us. A lot of time it appears that God is for other people but we are not convinced he is for us and on our side. But He is for us and on our side.
2 Timothy 1:7 (AMPC) 7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.
1 John 4:16 (AMPC) 16 And we know (understand, recognize, are conscious of, by observation and by experience) and believe (adhere to and put faith in and rely on) the love God cherishes for us. God is love, and he who dwells and continues in love dwells and continues in God, and God dwells and continues in him.
God loves us unconditionally. We don’t earn God’s love by perfect behavior. God just loves us. God does so much for us every day and we don’t even realize or recognize the great blessings that come our way. Understanding God’s unconditional love will give us the courage to boldly approach life and confront the fears we need to confront.
1 John 4:18 (AMPC) 18 There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love [a]turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear [b]brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God to let Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen
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