Most people today are gripped by fear and some are even living in fear when there’s nothing wrong.
Fear grasps you in its arms so tightly you are barely able to breathe and feel unable to move, function, or think!
Fear is a spirit and it’s from the Devil.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
You do not need to fear because God says He’s given you power over that evil, tormenting spirit. He’s given you His love and a sound mind. That means you don’t have to be confused in your thinking processes, paralyzed by fear’s stronghold. You can think clearly and have the peace of God even in the midst of all your trouble.
Don’t be afraid! The phrase: “Do not be afraid” is said to be written in the Bible 365 times. Now, whether that’s true or not, I don’t know. I haven’t sat down and actually counted it, but if so, that’s a daily reminder from God to live everyday fearless.
You can take comfort in knowing from God’s Holy Word that He’s with you no matter what you’re going through and He’s given you His peace. He doesn’t want you to be troubled and afraid.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 ESV
One night Jesus and His disciples were in a ship when a great storm arose. The wind and the waves beat into the ship so much that it was full of water. Jesus was in the back part of the boat asleep on a pillow. The disciples woke Him and asked Him did He not care that they were about to perish. Jesus arose and rebuked the wind. He spoke to the sea and said, “Peace, be still.” Immediately the wind ceased, and there was a great calm, the Bible tells us in Mark 4:39. Now read what Jesus says to His disciples.
And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is that ye have no faith? Mark 4:40 KJV
From this verse we see that fear is the opposite of faith. Fear is belief in the Devil. Faith is belief in God. Fear is doubt and unbelief in God. Faith is being sure that God will do what He says.
We have no reason to doubt God. He cannot lie. It’s impossible for Him to lie and it’s impossible for Him to fail. He will do what He says He will do. We can fully trust in Him and because we can trust Him, we can live life fearless!