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Fear Not

Modern psychology today seems to suggest that living with fears is normal. Some popular phrases are, “Accepting your fears”, “Managing your fears”, “Embracing your fears”, or, “Coping with your fears.” But is that really the way the Creator intended us to live, with fear?

Fear will always limit you and keep you from being the person you really want to be. Fear is destructive and it ruins lives. Learning to live with your fears is not the answer. Ignoring your fears is not the answer. Getting rid of your fears is the answer and it is available.

If it is “normal” to live with fear why is it that not clearly spelled out to us in the Bible? In fact, just the opposite is true. Many times on the pages of Scripture you will find the phrase, “Fear not.” If it is normal to accept your fears, why would God instruct us to be abnormal by saying, “Fear not?”

Why does the Bible say, “I sought the Lord and He heard me and delivered me from all my fears”? If it were God’s intention for us to embrace our fears why doesn’t it say, “I sought the Lord and He helped me to embrace and accept all my fears”?

God never intended for His people to be defeated and full of fear. He desires just the opposite, that we live a fulfilled life, an abundant life. He wishes above all things that we prosper and be in health. The Bible says that fear has torment and that is so true.

So many Christians are living needlessly with fears – all sorts of fears. God can deliver you of any and every fear. He can even deliver you from your deepest fear. Jesus told a man whose daughter had just died, “Fear not, only believe!” The man refused to fear and believed, and his daughter was raised back to life! Why did Jesus tell him, “Fear not?” Because fear will always keep you from believing and accepting the promises of God. But when you believe the promises of God, you will see them come to pass in your life.

Are you tired of living with fear? God can deliver you! Ask God to help you and deliver you from all your fears.