Fear Not

3 11 2015

DSC_0630For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  II Timothy 1:7

The Spirit of Fear is not of Him.  Fear is a strong emotion that we have experienced at one time or another.  It emanates from a perceived threat and changes our thinking, our behavior and even how our body works.  It can be a strong immobilizing factor if we don’t recognize its source.  This passage reminds us that it is not of God.  As His children, we are compelled to put our trust in the Lord, to have faith and to reject fear.  His promises to us are contrary to the fear that we may have concerning our safety, our health, our finances, our lives.  We must put our faith in God.

He gives us Power and Love. As His children, he provides power and love to overcome the challenges of daily living.  He gives us the strength to face whatever is ahead. His power is gives us the strength to stand tall in the face of adversity.  In the most difficult situations, we must continue to respond in love.  Even when uncertainty is on the rise, we can live strong and with love.  We must put our faith in God.

He gives us a Sound Mind.  We are thankful to God that we are able to keep sound thinking, sound decision making as He guides our steps.   Even when we are challenged on every side, we will discipline our thinking not to embrace fear that is not based on His Word.  We will keep our faith in God.  He is well able and our faith is in Him.

We are thanking God for His power and love and a sound mind.   We will not fear.  Our trust is in the Lord.



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