Photo credit: Yvonne O’Daniel, a Team Tennessee Mom, McAlester, OK 06/09/2020

by Tammy Phillips
June 12, 2020

Fear not, for I [am] with you; Be not dismayed, for I [am] your God.  I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. – Isaiah 41:10 NKJV

We have a choice: Faith or Fear.  For every fear that tries to enter our mind, we choose faith or fear.

How many times in God’s love letter to us do we hear, “Fear not?”  This is another command.  It is a strong encouragement.  Fear imprisons and faith in God is freedom.  Fear is being in awe of the enemy, what he says, what he whispers in out ears, what he does, and what he threatens.  God only wants us to be in fear of Him.  God expects our awe and amazement to be directed to Him alone.  We should not fear anyone nor anything.  This includes death; it includes life.  It includes disease.; it includes lack.  Fear is one of Satan’s favorites weapons.  If he can get us to abide in fear, he has gotten us to step out of complete faith in God.  Fear distracts us from the Savior, Comforter, Deliverer, Healer, Provider, and the Answer to every problem or concern.  Fear also distracts us from our purpose.  We cannot complete our Godly assignments if we are paralyzed by fear.

But now, thus says the LORD, who created you…and He who formed you…  “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 through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.  When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.” – Isaiah 43:1-2 NKJV

“And the LORD, He [is] the One who goes before you.  He will be with you.  He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” – Deuteronomy 31:8 NKJV

Behold, God [is] my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, [is] my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ – Isaiah 12:2 NKJV

And he said, “Listen, do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle [is] not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 NKJV

God [is] our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; [Though] its waters roar [and] be troubled, [Though] the mountains shake with its swelling.  Selah – Psalm 46:1-3 NKJV

“So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. – Mat 10:31 NASB

But when Jesus heard [it], He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” – Luke 8:50 NKJV

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

So, we may boldly say: “The LORD [is] my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?” – Hebrews 13:6 NKJV

I enCOURAGE you to CHOOSE FAITH.  TRUST GOD.  DO NOT FEAR!  DO NOT BE AFRAID!  I lived in the dungeon of deception for too many years of my life.  Fear kept me incarcerated.  Be free.  Walk in the extravagant, saving grace of Jesus.  As Christians, we trust God with our eternity,  with Him by our side, why do fear our today?


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