For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear is a powerful weapon that Satan will use against us. Everyone faces fear at some point. There are all different types of fears such as; the fear of heights, the fear of bugs, the fear of death and even the fear of failure. The Devil will put fear in our lives in an attempt to defeat us; however, we must counter attack. The way we do this is by trusting in God.
Psalm 56:3- Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.
Once you trust in God that’s when you will be able to believe in His promises. God has promised us many things in His Word that will help us to overcome fear. Let’s look at a few of them.
1. God is with you. - Isaiah 41:10- Fear not, for I with you. Be not dismayed, for I your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
God makes it very clear that He is with you and there’s nothing to fear. The Lord will strengthen you so that fear doesn’t control your life. God will uphold you with His righteous right hand so that you don’t fall to fear. Always remember that God has your back and you can’t lose.
2. God will help you - Isaiah 41:13- For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’
There is nothing to fear because God will help you. However, we must ask ourselves a very important question. How does God help us? The answer is found in the Scripture below.
John 14:27- Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
God helps us by giving us His peace so that we can overcome fear. Always remember that God is with you and He will help you. Fear can’t win!