Throughout scripture we are told not to be afraid. Why is that? God knew, when He put Adam and Eve out of the garden, that fear would be a part of everyday life. So then what do we fear? For me, it’s something will happen to someone I love when they are not near me. Or, there won’t be enough money for everything we need. Or, not enough time for what I need to get done. Or, someone will not like how I look.
We fear because we are worriers, we are anxious about the unknown. I know that God has me in his constant protection, that He is caring for me personally, yet I still give in to wandering thoughts about what will happen if?…
It’s interesting to me that when the Bible talks about fear it is connected to a specific cause. God told Joshua not to fear when he took over after Moses. He simply said, “Take courage, fear not, I was with Moses and I will be with you!” The angel, messenger from God, said to Jesus’ mother, “Fear not”, you are blessed and highly favored. God is with you!” The angels at the tomb told the two Marys not to fear. (Mark 16) In Acts 18:9 Paul is told not to fear but to speak out.
I’m told the only way to conquer my fear is to face it. Perhaps so but the Word says I don’t have to face it alone. God is always with me and with Him all the the Angel Armies of Heaven. Why would I fear with that at my Protector’s disposal?
Heavenly Father I know You are always with me, always by my side. Grant me peace in the knowledge that I need fear no evil. Give me strength to stand and speak for You. I beseech You in the Precious Name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior. Make it so!