My friends, sitting in front of my laptop and writing this devotion, I am asking myself the same question “Are You Fearful?” and the truth is Yes! There are many things in our chaotic world that cause us to fear and we are not immune from them as Christ followers. However, we do have hope and help to turn to in our time of fear.
Personally, the scripture I turn to when I am fearful is Isaiah 41:10 that says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
Satan often uses fear to distract us from God’s plan for our lives and we must recognize this immediately we are confronted with a fearful situation. Dealing with a fearful situation requires that we intentionally:
- Remember God’s promises for Us – That is why it is important for us to locate, meditate and apply God’s word for every situation confronting us – in this case a fearful situation
- Remember that God is all knowing – No situation in life catches God by surprise. This is an area I have to work on every day in prayer because I have a tendency to limit God to my small mind. Psalm 121 provides me with a good reminder that God is the Maker of heaven and earth.
Christ follower, allow the word of God to dissipate your fear and REMEMBER, God is the Maker of heaven and earth including that situation that makes you fearful. If you are currently not a Christ follower, living life without Christ is fearful – so come and experience the only one that can help you cope with your fearful situation.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals