“Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” - Mark 4:40
The first time man experienced fear was in the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve had disobeyed God. They hid themselves. Then God called Adam, asking, “Where are you?” Adam replied, “I was afraid”.
Fear has torments associated with it. Job said, “The thing I feared has come upon me”. Your fears will separate you from God and will draw the things to you that you fear. Fear works in the opposite direction to faith - it is faith in reverse. Faith and fear can never go together.
Examine your fears. Why and what are you afraid of? Are you afraid of sickness? Why should you be afraid? God has promised to remove sickness far from you. Are you afraid of financial lack? He has promised to supply all your needs, according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Are you afraid of the future? He has promised to be with you to the end of the age. Are you afraid of criminal elements? He has said, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”. The angels encamp around those who fear the Lord.
Are you afraid of death? He is the resurrection and the life, and because He lives I shall live also. For the believer to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Why be afraid then?
God’s promises never fail. Fear may knock at the door of your heart, but when faith answers there is no one there.
Decide today you will be a person of faith and stop being negative. Build your faith through God’s Word for faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God and doing what God says.
Dear God and Father forgive me for being fearful - help me today to exercise faith in all that I do because You are always with me.