This world is getting increasingly uncertain. Our national security threatened, but even more, the sacred places of our heart and mind. We see what is happening around us, the tragedy, violence, anger, hatred, bitterness, hurtful words… and wonder, how much more can we take, Lord?
I know for a fact the enemy loves to come in and camp out among fear. It’s his favorite playground.
When he knows you and I are fearful, he narrows in his grip because our eyes are off of the I AM.
So I am thinking, if you are like me, you need some reminders of who is above all. We know it and believe it, but God tells us to meditate on truth! Worry, anxiety and fear have the power to overtake our thoughts and actions; but, let’s remember the One who is Sovereign and worthy of our complete attention!
I’m not saying that we won’t be afraid. That when we hear about scary things we won’t wonder, what’s next? But let’s not give fear the power. Let’s place ourselves back in God’s arms. He is much bigger and much more powerful than anything. God is love, and love crushes evil under its foot.
Imagine this when fear starts creeping in…
Picture God’s foot (if He had a foot) squishing the fear that creeps up in your mind under his foot like a bug. Squishing it, turning his foot back and forth on its head, leaving it for dead. That’s what God’s Word is to your mind and heart. Don’t let that fear bug grow… let God squish it the moment it creeps in. We give fear power to control us when it grows in our mind and heart.
15 Verses To Mediate On (Free Printable At The Bottom):
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.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
Anxiety weighs down the heart,
but a kind word cheers it up.
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, do not fear;
your God will come,
he will come with vengeance;
with divine retribution
he will come to save you.
Psalm 27:1, 13-14
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
He saw the disciples straining at the oars, because the wind was against them. Shortly before dawn he went out to them, walking on the lake. He was about to pass by them, 49 but when they saw him walking on the lake, they thought he was a ghost. They cried out, 50 because they all saw him and were terrified.
Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed,
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.