The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
Fear is a liar.
It wants us to believe that we are subject to its power. It creeps slowly into the best part of our lives and crushes joy with its relentless fist. It often comes without invitation or warning, making its mark on our decisions and in our relationships.
The opposite of fear is courage.
Our courage comes from the confidence that God will not forsake us. He goes to battle on our behalf. He does not leave us defenseless or weak. In him we no longer have anything to fear. This courage allows us to be brave, face oppressive powers, and be victorious. Courage breathes life into the hidden places within us that are stagnant. Courage defeats fear. When we trust the Lord with all our hearts and use courage as a weapon, fear has to flee.
God, in you I have nothing to be afraid of. Let your courage wash away any fear in my life. May I be brave and strong because of my confidence and security in you.
Is it any wonder then that one of the bravest, most courageous things we can do as children of God, is simply to believe Him at his word. He takes great delight when his children trust that all his promises are good and true.
Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14
“Lord! I will trust you and, by faith, ask great things in your name.”
hugs n’ blessings for all those seeking answered prayers.
“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”