Fear is the absence of God.
Fear is the absence of God
Fear ends where faith begins. When you let go of fear then you can gracefully move from “what was” into the miracle of “what can be.” From an Old English Proverb: “Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. No one was there.”
Which door are you opening? The fear door or the faith door? The fear door is full of “what ifs.” The faith door is filled with the confidence of God’s promises. Remind HIM of HIS promises to never leave you nor forsake you. Remind HIM you are HIS dearly beloved child. Remind HIM you have been adopted as HIS child through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.
The faith door is filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. God did not give you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. Fear is the absence of God. Faith is the power of God’s Spirit filling your life.
You have probably seen the sign:
No God, No Peace. Know God, Know Peace.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice. Let your gentleness (not fear) be evident to all, the Lord is near. The Lord will provide and protect you. HE is your strength when trouble comes. HE is your strong tower. HE is your comforter. The antidote to fear is faith. Seek first God’s Kingdom and HIS righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you. Your walk is by faith and not by sight.
If you don’t master your fear, your fear will master you. You can try to escape your fear through activity, relationships, alcohol, eating, drugs, or work. These are temporary. The source of fear still remains. The antidote to fear comes when you rest in the promises of God. The antidote comes when you seek HIM with all of your heart. When you seek HIM you will find HIM, when you seek HIM with all of your heart. “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears” (Psalm 34:4). When you realize your own inadequacies and your total dependence on God, you have taken a step toward overcoming your fears. You can be confident that a prayer of confession through faith will be answered. The earnest heartfelt prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Pray faith into your life today. Seek God and fear will go away. Spend time in God’s Word. Sing and shout to the Lord. Count your blessings and quote scripture back to God. Walk today with an attitude of thanksgiving and gratefulness. Your hope is in the Lord.
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