Devotional: No Longer Enslaved To Fear
Christian Devotion about being free from fear
'Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].' - Isaiah 41:10 (AMP)
Fear is like a stubborn weed that takes root and grows out of control as it entwines itself around our lives until finally taking over, suffocating us and strangling all hope, peace and joy. It grips our hearts and minds so that we can no longer function.
The more we dwell on what we're afraid of, the more power we give it to invade our lives. It becomes bigger than life and all-consuming. To overcome fear, we need to continually give it over to God and live from a heart and attitude of thanksgiving and praise. When we offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, fear begins to lift—for God enthrones the praises of His people (Psalm 22:3). The more we thank God and praise Him, the less grip fear will have over our lives—it loosens its hold.
God is the only one who can deliver us from fear. We need to trust Him in this because, as Hebrews 13:5 says, He is always with us and He will never leave us without support. 1 Corinthians 15:57 reminds us that we already have the victory through Christ who is victorious.
"Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble in dread before them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not fail you or abandon you." Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMP)
© By M.S.Lowndes
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