“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” Oswald Chambers
Fear can be crippling. I know, because I have allowed it to happen to me. It wasn’t until recent years that I recognized that my greatest fear in life was death. Let me clarify—I do not fear my own death, but because of the many deaths that surrounded me as a child, the fear of losing someone close to me can cause me to be completely immobile.
Have you had a random thought out of the blue such as…
What if something happened to my husband? What would I do?
I would be so alone. The children need their father…
A single, solitary thought such as this has caused me to dwell upon and worry about the “what if” for hours. Recently, I have been bombarded with horrible images that pop in my mind. Images that could scare one to death—if I allowed it.
It seems to start at a young age. Children fear something under the bed or hiding in the closet. Our youngest daughter hates clowns. I have to agree, they can be really creepy. Where does such fear come from? We comfort our children in the very same way our Heavenly Father tries to comfort us.
”It’s ok. I’m right here…”
Psalm 139:2 says, “You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thoughts from afar.”
God knows what I’m thinking and He tells me if…
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
The perfect peace comes when I trust in Him—I’m not to fear. It’s the reason that Paul wrote in Philippians 4:6-7,
”Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will GUARD your hearts and YOUR MIND in Christ Jesus.”
Now when the thoughts come, I have learned to speak God’s truth over the fears as quickly as I recognize what is happening and continue to do so until peace returns.
What about you—what fears plague your mind?
Take those thoughts captive and bath your mind with God’s truth…
I will fear no evil…
God whispers, “It’s ok. I’m right here with you. Do not tremble. I promise that I will not leave you…”