FEAR NOT (2)
1. We see God as being far away. Most of the times because of the state of affairs of things in our lives.Maybe things are not working as expected,God seems to be out of reach.This is not the truth and far from realities.The Scripture supports or confirms the ever presence or omnipresence of God.
“The Lord is near to all who call on him,to all who call on him in truth.” – (Ps.145:18)
2. We believe God will be slow to intervene in our situation. The merciful nature of God are mostly misinterpreted to be weakness or laxity on the part of God. “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” - Heb.4:12 NIV
We should not forget that God is the same as His word;
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the
Word was God.” - John1:1KJV
3. We have the believe that because of our “past” sin(s),He will not come to our rescue. Once we have confessed our sins,asked for forgiveness and accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior,it is all over.Stop living under the guilt of sin,God forgives and forgets.He is waiting for you to call on me,call Him now He will answer you.
“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him, and honour him.”- Psalms 91:15 KJV
Also, “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.” -Ps.50:15
From these,the promises go further;
“Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and
unsearchable things you do not know.” - Jer.33:3 KJV
4. We believe in ourselves,our abilities and expertise. Training,Qualifications and expertise not properly managed can a cap,a cage or a limitation to attaining full stature in the promises of God.No man is an island,no matter the level of your expertise,you are limited.There is a level to which you can operate or be efficient.Salvation as simple as it is,you can not save yourself.Humans are limited,only God is limitless.Wisdom demands you seek for higher power to overcome fear.
“ For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the
weakness of God is stronger than human strength.”1 Corin.1:25 NIV
5. The people we believed or trusted failed us. You should not be offended when the people you trust or depend on fails you.As I have said earlier,humans are limited and you will be surprised that they too need help more than you do.Look up and face the limitless God,He has never failed in the past and will not fail now that it is your turn. “Give us aid against the enemy,for human help is worthless”. -Ps108:12
“Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” - Ps.60:11KJV
What to do to stay out of fear or to have peace of God in my heart.
a. Accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. You can only give what you have,Jesus Christ is the prince of peace.
“For to us a child is born,to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.-Is.9:6
Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace,this interpretes as the controller of peace.He gives peace to his own and those that abide with Him.
Also,apart from the fact that He has peace in abundance,He is the Prince of Life
“And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses.- Acts 3:15KJV.
Make Him your Lord and Savior today and you are sure of a fear free life.
b. Have faith in God. Hold on to your faith in God.There is no way you will have faith in Him and fear will still nave a place.
“Have faith in God," Jesus answered - Mk.11:22
Make your request known to Him and believe He has heard you
“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt,
because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea,blown and tossed by the wind.- James 1:6
c. Have faith in God’s word,thus you will have faith in His promises.
God and His words are inseparable,if you have faith in Him,you will have faith in His word and thus faith in His promises.
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess,for he who promised is faithful.-Hebrew.10:23
In addition,He is faithful to His words and promises.
“Not one of all the LORD's good promises to Israel failed;
every one was fulfilled.”- Josh.21:45
His word is the truth,focus on it.
d. Attend Church regularly.
Church is the house of the Lord,His house is filled with joy.In His house,you will be serviced and experience a fullness of joy.
“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.- Ps.16:11
“But on Mount Zion will be deliverance; it will be holy,
and Jacob will possess his inheritance.- Obadiah 1:17
It is not possible to be joyful and entertains fear at the same time.
e. Serve in His Kingdom. No one has ever serve in the Kingdom of God and ever regret it.He is the rewarder of those that diligently serve him.While you are on the go for Him,He will be watching your back.
”If they obey and serve him, they will spend the rest of their days in prosperity and their years in contentment.- Job 36:11. “
If you serve the Lord,you have nothing to lose but “ALL” to gain.
Lord I want your peace,destroy the spirit of fear in my life
God empower me to focus on what is the truth,your word.
God take absolute control of everything in me,my actions,my thoughts,my decisions etc.
Jesus Christ is Lord