It’s #FiveMinuteFriday! Write with little editing, and no fear! Ha, I inserted that one myself but I am joining up with others at LisaJoBaker’s #FMF to write for love of the written word. Today, Crystal Stine is hosting at her blog! Enjoy!
Has there been a time in your life that you have been simply TERRIFIED? Have you been gripped with the kind of fear that takes your breath away? How about knee-knocking, trembling, shaking fear?
I venture to say we can all answer, “Yes” to those questions.
We have all been afraid.
I lived most of my life with various fears. I am not proud of that. I would let fear envelop me, overtake me and even run my life. That is Fear’s specialty; taking over your life and keeping you from doing, and being, everything you desire.
God Almighty left us with so many booming “FEAR NOT’s” in the Bible we should never be afraid again! We just don’t seem to apply them. Maybe we think they are for someone else? Or we are saving them for a “really scary time” when we might need them more than we do right now.
I don’t think that is what God intended when He left us His Word. I think He meant for us to take it at face value, every day, in every situation.
Look at Isaiah 41:10. Many of us know it by heart, and rightly so, but what if we believed it?“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
Look at all of the “Fear Not’s” in this scripture!
Fear not…God is with you.
Fear not…God is your God.
Fear not…God will strengthen you.
Fear not…God will help you.
Fear not…God will uphold you.
Those promises alone should be enough to carry us through any storm, doubt, or chaos in our lives. Does it mean that trials will not come? No! It explains that the God that created the universe promises to be with us no matter what we may face in this life.
We do not need to be afraid because He is with us! Not just when we call on His name, but He is literally WITH us! When Jesus ascended into heaven He promised He would send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. That came to pass in the Upper Room when the wind blew in and filled all 120 of those present with the Holy Ghost! Then 3,000 more were filled later that day when they saw what had happened to the followers of Jesus, and it was repeated over and over again throughout the book of Acts.
Yet it did not end with the 28th chapter. “For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:39.
We do not need to be afraid because Almighty, Jehovah, Yahweh, The Comforter, is with us!
Jehovah-Shammah, “The One who is with us everywhere for He is Omnipresent”!
The saying goes, “You have nothing to fear but fear itself.” According to Isaiah 41:10, you can lay that one down too.
Fear doesn’t belong!
Fear Itself is not hiding in the closet any longer. Bind that spirit of fear, loose the peace of God in its place. Speak the Word, claim it, believe it and live fearless!