Fear is a natural condition that we all experience. Our fears are influenced by our environment,
experiences and culture. Sometimes our fears are not grounded in truth or facts, they are simply false.
evidence appearing real. What are your fears? Are your fears learned or natural? Are you ready to
be delivered from the bondage of fear?
Surely, you have experienced fear in your everyday life. Perhaps you have faced fear of the unknown, or
the fear of failure to name a few. With the emergence of covid-19 a spirit of fear is dominating our
culture. People are fearful of losing their jobs, their homes and their lives! Dear friend, will you choose
to be controlled by fear or trust God?
As I think about my past, there have been many times in my Christian life when I have been bound by
fear. I have struggled with fear of abandonment, fear of the unknown and the fear of rejection. I
carried around this baggage and it was debilitating. Causing me to remain stagnant in my walk with the
Lord. Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love
and of a sound mind.” We do not have to be fearless, however, we must not allow fear to overtake us.
Remember fear will come but the one living inside of us is greater than he that is in the world.
How can we respond to fear? To begin, it is essential that we are constantly filled with power and
strength from Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is our comforter and helper, and he will assist us when we are
afraid. Second, we must be students of the word of God, to know what he has promised us as his
children. Choose faith over fear, having faith in the word of God and the promises of God. In Romans
12:2 we are told to “….be transformed by the renewing of your mind,” Your mind can be completely
transformed by the word of God. Last, learn to trust God through the process. Because of his
unconditional love for you, you can trust him explicitly.
In life, fear will come but turn your eyes on Jesus. He is greater than any fear you could ever have. This
week get familiar with the promises of God. In your prayer time invite Holy Spirit to fill you anew.
You’re no longer a slave to fear, you are a child of God. (Bethel Music)