I am afraid. There are many things of which I am afraid. I’m afraid of getting cancer. I’ve seen too many friends and loved ones suffer from this horrible disease. I am afraid of heights. I won’t walk close to the edge of a mountain. I don’t have hind’s feet for high places.
Snakes scare me to death. I think of the devil when I see one. I won’t even watch scary movies because they come back to haunt my thoughts.
I fear that I might hurt someone’s feelings. I want everybody to be happy all the time. (Unrealistic, right?)
These are only a few of the things that strike fear in my heart.
In the Bible, God says 143 times; “Fear not.” 56 times He says, “Do not be afraid.” That’s in the New American Standard version.
God says He “is not a God of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Every time an angel appeared to one of God’s servants, what was the first thing he would say? “Fear not.”
God is watching over us always. We need not fear what man or animal or life can do to us. God is with us always. We need not fear to strike our foot against a rock. He promised to never leave us nor forsake us.
We are “to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.” One thing is for certain. “In this world, we will have tribulation; but we are not to be afraid for Jesus has overcome the world.”
Prayer in Motion:
Lord, help me not be afraid of what man can do to me. You are with me always. I need not fear height, nor depth, nor any other created thing. If You are for me, who can be against me? My life and my times are in Your hands. I trust You, Lord, to accomplish all that concerns me. My life is in Your hands. In Jesus Name. Amen.