“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” Isaiah 41:10.
Rumor has it that the Bible has the phrase, “Do not fear,” 365 times (the same number of days in most years). Whether it’s true or not, it’s still a great way to look at it. We shouldn’t fear, daily.
God says in His Word that if we fear, we can’t expect to get success from God. Instead of fearing, ask God for wisdom in any situation you are facing.
James 1:5-7: If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord.”
Fear comes out of doubt, and doubt was basically the very first original sin. The serpent said in Genesis 3:1: "Did God really say ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden?'" Eve started to doubt, and when that doubt happened, she believed the serpent over God. Therefore, that seed of doubt caused her to lose her faith in God, which caused her to choose to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
Doubt (and therefore, by extension, fear) is a faith-killer. Our faith in God shouldn’t waver, so we should put our trust in God rather than putting our trust in man. God’s Word holds true.
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