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“‘This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’” (see the Bible, Joshua 1:9, NLT)

The Lord knows our feelings, and He knows we can be afraid. He knows we can hide behind fear when what He has planned for us seems too big.

Don’t find refuge in fear…but in the Lord!

In fact, fear is one of the first consequences of sin and our separation from God in the Bible: …‘I heard you walking in the garden, so I hid. I was afraid because I was naked’, Adam said. (see Genesis 3:10)

The devil’s tactic is to make us afraid. He prowls around like a roaring lion, the Bible says.

  • Fear paralyzes.
  • Fear distorts reality.
  • Fear prevents us from making the right decisions.
  • Fear forces us to retreat rather than move forward.
  • Fear prevents us from entering into the wonderful plan God has for our lives.

As it did for this man who received a talent but went and hid it out of fear…“‘I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth…’ (Matthew 25:25) 

So, how do you overcome your fears?

  1. Start by recognizing the source. Is it fear of men, of what they’ll say, that’s preventing you from moving into the place that God has prepared for you? Here’s what the Bible declares: “‘I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?’ (see Isaiah 51:12)
  2. Then, confess your fears to God. Don’t forget: what makes fear afraid is the Word declared! Take your stand…declare that God conquers your fears and that He is the One strengthening you. 

“‘…[N]o weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!’” (see the Bible, Isaiah 54:17)

You can also use the very powerful weapon of praise and worship to tear down the stronghold of fear as you sing the lyrics of this new song, “I Will Fear No More.”

Today, I pray that you have the courage to declare that your battle belongs to God and no other! You can stand without fear before God’s promises and go forward with your head held high.

Thanks for existing!

Eric-handtekening-witteachtergrond

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11 Comments

  1. Albert van Zyl on 08/10/2019 at 5:02 AM

    No fear!!!

    • Moira Martin on 08/10/2019 at 1:59 PM

      I have no fear since Jesus is near.

      • Challote on 08/10/2019 at 2:27 PM

        I will fear no more, i trust in He who is responsible for me being alive. Thank you Jesus



    • Derrick Richards on 09/10/2019 at 5:32 PM

      No worries no fear. Thanks; )

  2. Ivory Hampton on 08/10/2019 at 12:26 PM

    No more fear for me

  3. Frank H. Horton on 08/10/2019 at 1:28 PM

    Love the song. The message is “right on”! 🤗
    The Lord has already won the fight…😉
    I will fear NO MORE.

  4. Dell on 08/10/2019 at 3:36 PM

    Trust Him! Love the song. It was really right on time for me this morning!!

  5. Debbie on 08/10/2019 at 5:29 PM

    I will not be cripple by fear no more 💪I will move forward in the Lord No More Fear!!! The battle is the Lords the victory is mine🙌 Hallelujah 🙏

  6. Edem on 08/10/2019 at 6:42 PM

    The Lord is my strength I will fear no more

    • Cheryl on 09/10/2019 at 8:11 PM

      No more Fear for me. I Trust in the Lord with all of my heart. Amen!

  7. Gerald chukwudi Edeh on 08/10/2019 at 10:45 PM

    Thank you so much for refreshing my memory on one of the great benefits of the redeemption work that jesus christ did for all mankind (for those that believed) that is,freedom from fear and toment .jesus net has been a great blessing to my soul and to my Christian life generally. Glory be to God!!

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