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Don’t Let Fear Stop You

“After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.’”

– Genesis 15:1

Faith is not the absence of fear, it’s moving forward in spite of fear. The Lord never promises to take away our feelings of fright, but He assures us that He’ll be with us in the midst of them. When He tells us not to be afraid, He’s not asking us to pretend to be stronger than we are, He’s simply inviting us to trust His power as we move ahead. For instance, some of you reading this might have a fear of flying. No matter how many people tell you that it’s safe, you still get jittery when you fasten your seatbelt and hear the engines roaring. Although your chances of being in a plane crash are one out of eleven million, your feelings are real, and they’re okay provided that they don’t stop you. You still need to get on that plane because you have somewhere to go. In fact, this is true with nearly any form of anxiety we face. Most often, our greatest obstacle is walking through the doorway that leads to the thing we most fear, and once we’re there, we find a fresh infusion of faith. God always shows up in the fire, and He is waiting with a perfectly-fitted measure of love whenever we take a leap and surrender our worry to His wisdom. As we trust Him to help, He empowers us to accomplish whatever He’s called us to, regardless of how far off and unreachable it seems.

My friend, don’t let fear keep you from acting in faith, or you may miss seeing the God of the impossible go to work. When you resolve to face hard things afraid, He’ll carry your soul on the waves of divine power and sustain your spirit on the currents of amazing grace. Your Savior is ready to do great and unsearchable things through your surrendered life, and as you take His hand and walk into the storm, He’ll meet you there in the fullness of His mighty strength!

Prayer


Jesus, help me to face hard things knowing that you’re surrounding me with supernatural strength.

Reflection


Is there something hard that you need to face, even though you’re afraid? If so, what next step(s) is God calling you to take?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

2 thoughts on “Don’t Let Fear Stop You

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    I am afraid to visit the dentist to have my teeth cleaned. Eventhough it is important
    for,me. There is a possibility of contracting Covid

  2. Donna Malchrist says:

    I am afraid to visit the dentist to get my teeth cleaned. Even though it is important
    for me to do this. There is the possibility of contracting Covid-19. I don’t want to take any chances.I will wear a mask. My dental health needs to be protected.I hope and pray that there are no major problems.I promise to always brush my teeth at least several times a day. I don’t want to lose my I-pad and kitties. I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to all around the world with its positive and healing messages of God. To the worshiping community
    of Shepherd’s a Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church messages of hello and peace to all.To the Schuller family blessings for excellent health and happiness for the rest of this year and for many more years to come. To the musicians and choir along with their directors much thanks and appreciation for the glorious music and singing.
    May God bless all and the United States of America

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