Let’s face it. We are ALL afraid of something. When we were kids, it might have been the dark, monsters, or simply things bigger than us. But now as we get older, we realize that we have much bigger things to be afraid of. We are afraid of rejection, persecution, loss, failure, the future, even the unknown. Sometimes with this world we live in, we are afraid to even walk out of our house alone. In this time it seems like there is only fear that surrounds our everyday life. We may do certain things out of fear, or we may not do something because we are afraid. We let fear control us. We give fear power over us. And you know what? That’s exactly what Satan wants.
“I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears” Psalm 34:4
WE. HAVE. DELIVERANCE. Deliverance literally means “set free.” When we seek and cry out to God, he will set us free of our fear! He will replace our fear with Joy and Peace beyond our understanding. However, if we let Satan feed us lies of fear we allow him to steal that joy and peace. Fear can destroy joy. Simple as that. But, If you are a child of God, you have the power inside of you to move mountains. So how dare Satan try and steal the joy God has placed inside of you? When Jesus overcame the cross, He gave us the power to overcome anything we may face. So don’t just pray for God to take away your fear, but speak to your fear. Command it to leave in the name of Christ. You have the power!
“Don’t be bluffed into silence by the threats of bullies. There’s nothing they can do to your soul, your core being. Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.” Matthew 10:28
Don’t let fear control the way you live. Don’t let fear stand in the way of what God has called you to do. Don’t let fear limit you. Don’t let fear hold you back from living in complete abandonment for Christ. The God we serve is so much greater than anything we are afraid of. We just have to give all our fear to God and trust Him! There is no fear in God’s love. And his love never ends, fails, gives up, or runs out. It is everlasting. So call out fear in the name of love. BE BRAVE. LIVE SENT
“God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.” 1 John 4:17-18