Charles Spurgeon said; “Most of our fears come out from the neglect of God’s Word.” I believe that statement from the bottom of my heart. Lack of trust in God produces great fear. If we haven’t been in God’s Word on a regular basis; we become dis-trusting that He will do what He says He will do. We forget to rely upon His promises that are yes and amen.
We seek comfort from all the wrong places: television, magazines; the internet and material possessions. None of those bring comfort like the Word of God. Every time I read it; I am refreshed; comforted and encouraged. It is His Word that equips us for whatever trial we might be facing at the time.
I will never get over the power and strength that comes from God’s Word. It brings conviction and comfort all at the same time. No person can ever do what His Word can do for us. We gain new strength on a daily basis from its deep, abiding truth .
God’s Word was written with you and me in mind. He knew the challenges we would face in this world and exhorted us not to fear the trials and tribulation that would come; for He overcame.
“God is not a God of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” He promised to keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are stayed on Christ. How can we have the mind of Christ? By hiding His Word in our heart so that we might not sin against Him.
When will we get the association between the neglect of God’s Word and the subsequent fears and anxieties pouring into our lives? God says anxiety in the heart of a man weighs it down but a good word makes it glad. I can think of no word better than God’s Word.
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, please forgive me for times I have neglected Your Word. Those are the times I truly have become the most fearful. God help me remember to keep my eyes fixed upon You Jesus. Thank You for all the great and mighty things You have done for me. I love You LORD! In Jesus Name. Amen.