No Fear

“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
  • Hatred
  • Family feuds
  • Health issues
  • Troubles at work
  • Addictions
  • That man who hurt you
  • Any disease
  • The painful loss of a loved one
  • Mortgage payments that you can’t pay
  • Your boss
  • Depression
  • 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.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Cyndi Klaers says:

    Fear is something I had to battle with my entire life. I was afraid that something would happen that I could not control. I have been saved for 38 years and every know and then it rears it’s face and I now have to speak God’s Word ” For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind”. It is not easy but it is necessary to not let it control me

    1. Janell says:

      Yes! I love the song “Whom Shall I Fear” by Chris Tomlin. My favorite part is:
      ‘And nothing formed against me shall stand
      You hold the whole world in your hands
      I’m holding onto Your promises
      You are faithful’

  2. Alane Lokkesmoe says:

    I grew up with a “helplessness belief about myself”. There were many painful things in my life that I couldn’t do anything about. I felt rejection, abandonment, etc. It affected who I was & what I believed about God & myself. I thank God that I got sick & tired about being that way. It has taken years & through some painful events, I learned to trust God’s truth. I learned to let go of those things & take on the identity that God has for me. Yes, fear comes at times. God tells me not to worry about tomorrow. He tells me to trust that He will be with me & carry me through. I am so grateful to not be alone, but have a God that walks & talks with me.

  3. Jillian Ferderer says:

    Thanks for this post Janell! It is a topic that shows up so often in life, with the many transitions and changes in the seasons of life. So refreshing to hear your thoughts! 🙂

    1. Janell says:

      Change is always scary, but I always try to remember how faithful God has been. My life may not be where I planned, but oh man, are God’s plans better!

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