We fear that who we are is not enough, so we deal with jealousy. We fear not having enough, so we live out of scarcity. We fear not being good enough, so we live with insecurity. We fear being abandoned, so we refuse to love. We fear being rejected, so we become approval addicted. We fear betrayal so we don’t trust..esp God..we fear His condemnation because those even who are meant to secure and safeguard our lives, secrets and weaknesses use it against us..
We fear not being strong enough, so we cover it up with pride. We fear not measuring up to others, so we wrestle with comparison. We fear chaos, so we grapple for control. This fear we truly cant handle it on our own. What we’ll discover is that our greatest fear will always come true. Job 3:25 what I have feared has come upon me, what I have dreaded has happened to me. But there is an even greater truth to replace it. Joshua1:9.Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified;do not be discouraged,for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. God knows about these fears. That’s why in the word some verses start with FEAR NOT,HAVE NO FEAR.
What is it you are afraid of? Hand it over to Jesus right now. Forget what the voices are saying within your head.. You are worth His love.. He died for you while u were yet a sinner. His word says, don’t be frightened! Isaiah 43:1-2 This what the Lord your creator who formed you says, Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name,you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the waters, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; and the flames will not set you ablaze.
God isn’t far.. He is right there beside you as you read this, with His outstretched hand waiting for you to grab a hold of Him. So are we going to grab His hand and let Him take care of this fear?
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you! Don’t be frightened, for I am your God! I strengthen you – yes, I help you – yes, I uphold you with my saving right hand!