“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10
One of the most frequent commands in the Bible is this: Do not fear. Do not be afraid. Why do angels always say that when they appear? Why do prophets say that? Why does Jesus say that? Because there is nothing more crippling to your peace, prosperity and purpose in life than fear, worry, and anxiety. You don’t have to live afraid. You can overcome your fear by doing that one thing that frightens you with other people, and by doing it with the Lord. That’s the key, isn’t it? So many of us think that overcoming our fears means we have to do it alone, but we don’t. Nobody overcomes scary things alone. We do it through love — by connecting with others and connecting with God. That’s what we need: That one percent extra to tilt the scale, to move in the direction of scary stuff.
Thank you Lord, for reminding us to not fear. Help us to overcome our fears and worries by facing them together with you and the people around us.
What fears and worries do you want to overcome?