Have you ever felt scared or fearful? When you were a child, what did you do when you felt scared? Did you run to momma or daddy? Did you run and hide under your covers of your bed? Many times our fears if not conquered will follow you into adulthood. I constantly reminded my children that God did not give us the spirit of fear as found in II Timothy 1:7. Every time they woke in the middle of the night with a nightmare, they learned to quote that Scripture to eradicate the fear. I tried my best to protect them from fearful attacks or anything that promotes fear. I wanted them to know that God wants them to have love, peace and a sound mind. I wanted them to trust in God and that He wants us to feel safe. God doesn’t promote fear but quite the opposite. Fear is the opposite of faith. Fear can also manifest itself in different ways. This includes, worry, anxiety, terror, horror, panic or dread. It also creates judgmental attitudes toward others, along with jealousy and slander. These all have a spiritual root of fear. If you can impart into your children at an early age to trust in God through everything and be the example to them of faith living, then they to can run to the Lord and feel safe when confronted with enemies, attack from people or fearfulness in general. As a wife I feel much safer when my husband is at home. I also want that reassurance from him if I am feeling overwhelmed or threatened. God wants you to feel the same way toward Him. He wants to reassure you with His Spirit of comfort and a feeling of safety.
We have many promises when it comes to knowing that God is with us through it all. He is our rock, shield and our refuge. He saves us from violence. He is our deliverer, our salvation, our strength, our tower and protection against the enemy. It is Him who we should trust. When we trust and have faith we will be exalted and we can put our fears under our feet because of Jesus Christ!
If you are feeling overwhelmed with worry or anxiety, be rest assured that God doesn’t want you to feel fearful about life or any given situation. He wants you to trust in Him and His direction as you live for Him. We may not understand how or why but we can find safety in His arms. Fear not but have faith that all things will work together for good who live for Him.
Prayer: Lord, even though I may not understand your direction, I will follow in faith and feel safety trusting in you. Help me to lean upon you when I am overwhelmed in life’s situations. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runneth into it and is safe.