Monday, March 17, 2014

Why We're Told Not to Fear



There is much in the world that tempts us to fear.
Fear is typical in a world like ours.
Fear is a response that comes naturally.
                                 
But we’re told 365 times in Scripture to “Fear Not!”

Why?

Why are we told not to fear?

Because of who our God is.

·         Jesus told us we’d have tribulation in this world. But we're to be of good cheer. He has overcome the world (John 16:33).

·         Nations are like a drop in a bucket and dust on a scale (Isaiah 40:15). He is mightier than all the world’s nations combined.

·         He spoke and everything was created. Everything. All He did was speak a word. Is there anything too hard for Him? (Jeremiah 32:17)

·         The “kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever” (Revelation 11:15). We are on the winning side.

·         The Lord our God in the midst of us is mighty (Zephaniah 3:17).  In our midst. Not sitting on the sidelines, cheering us on or hoping we’ll make it. His might works in our midst.

·         He will never leave us or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). The most repeated promise in Scripture. We have never been abandoned by our God and never will.


We serve a God who has a mighty hand on an outstretched arm that is not too short that it cannot. . .

No wonder He tells us 365 times to “Fear not!”



4 comments:

  1. One "fear not!" for each day of the year!

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  2. This is such a great lesson for us all. I had no idea those two words were in the Bible that many times. I guess God wants us to get it. :-) I'm a writing friend of Cheryl's and she sent this to me. I saved it in a folder. I'm sure I'll have to read it over and over again. (I have a thick skull.) :-)

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    1. This is a truth we ALL need to be reminded of over and over again! Thank you for your comment, Robyn. Hope to see you again. :-)

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