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Fear Not

Fear Not

We read in the Bible numerous times, “Fear not.” We have many temptations that lurk to put us in places of fear. It isn’t always easy to resist those urges. God rescues us from anxieties and so much more. Clinging to godly principles is hugely helpful.

Bible accounts express about people who pressed through despite having reservations, hesitations, and uncertainties. They made choices to trust the Lord, regardless. Of course, obeying God wasn’t always comfortable, but obey they did. Gideon, David, Abraham, Moses and more righteous folks proved the rewards of cleaving to what God led.

Gideon was poor and apprehensive about what he was instructed by God to do. The Lord reduced the number of men who were to go to battle with him. It didn’t look logical from a natural point of view. But throughout the Bible, we read of the many accounts of supernatural events that occurred.

Moses was charged with confronting king Pharaoh. He wasn’t, at all, eager to take on that enormous task. He attempted to talk God out of using him, but God persisted that Moses was the man to take on the evil king. The Lord enlisted Aaron to assist. The engagements with Pharaoh weren’t quick fixes. Repeated confrontations ensued; the king wouldn’t budge from his unrighteous posture. Moses and Aaron kept at their assigned mission, at length. They did gain the victory. Glory to God!

I’m glad we gain reminders from the Bible that fear didn’t win, and for us it doesn’t have to win. We can choose to believe the words of the Lord that are lovingly shared, “Fear not.”

Isaiah 7:4 – KJV – . . . fear not, neither be fainthearted . . .

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

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