If you listen to the news ….. your ‘fearometer’ is no doubt on ‘high’. With news of impending war in Eastern Europe ….. natural disasters occurring daily ….. and the worldwide threat of Omicron ….. anxiety levels are raised.
There is a scripture in the Bible ….. 1 Timothy 1:7 ….. that says:
‘For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.’
This well known verse tells us a lot about fear. First ….. it is a spirit! It does not come from God. It is a demonic spirit. Second it is a thief! It robs us of power. It makes us feel weak and inadequate. It robs us of love. We become self focussed and suspicious of those around us. It robs us of a sound mind. It makes us do things we wouldn’t normally do ….. say things we wouldn’t normally say ….. go places we wouldn’t normally go. When fear grips hold of you ….. remember who you are dealing with. Jesus overcame fear when He rose from the dead. The Bible also tells us that the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead dwells in us who are believers. If you are not a believer ….. this would be a very good time to reconsider.