Monday, August 24, 2015

The Contagion of Fear and the Stability of Courage

Every so often we get a moment when it seems men's hearts are failing them for fear. 

Today it's markets, tomorrow it's ISIS, day after it's blood moons and Shemitah. 
For some it's personal, health, finances, relationships.
For others it's a fear of radial change.
Others it's fear born of bad theology.

Fear is not of God - He is not the author of Confusion.   1 Corinthians 14:33

So where does fear come from? 

Let's see if we can figure it out.  FEAR NOT is the first thing said by angels and by Jesus in difficult situations.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7

On the other hand, courage is contageos.  When people need to overcome fear, they want someone to say, Don't Panic, Don't Fear, Have Faith, Be Courageous.

 This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

So as the Lord Speaks to us in our spirit and by his word:

Do not fear, do not be afraid what the world may do, many hearts will fail them for fear, but that is not for you.  Seek Peace.  Seek victory.  Seek hope.  I am the GOD of HOPE and Fear is not found in ME.  Fear ME only, and walk in the victory you already have.   There will come a day when you will look back on this day remembering how you faced it.. and it will Glorify ME as you face it with courage.

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