“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fear. It’s a huge obstacle that stands in our way, and some of us have to face it every day. They may be big, or they may be small. They may be real or far-fetched. No matter what shape your fears take, they are not from God.
So where does our fear come from?
Fear is driven by the one who wants to see us tremble; the one who wants nothing more than to keep us from following God’s perfect plan. He plants doubt in our mind where it grows into a weed called fear. Most of the time we give into those thoughts instead of fighting them with the truth.
It’s easy to give into fear because it can spread like a wildfire. But then again, so does courage. For the opposite of fear is courage, and God will give you the courage that you need to face your fears. All you have to do is ask.
“The Lord is my strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds feet and will make me walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make spiritual progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!” -Habakkuk 3:19
What if we started believing that God is who he says he is? What if we started living as believers who serve a God who is bigger than any problem we may face? Because He is bigger. He is stronger.
He is bigger than:
- Money problems
- Family feuds
- Health issues
- Troubles at work
- That man who hurt you
- Any disease
- The painful loss of a loved one
- Mortgage payments that you can’t pay
- Your boss
- Every storm that passes over you
You may still go through those storms (in fact, you probably will), but God is with you every step of the way.
Make Him your personal bravery. Fight fear together.