Faith over Fear

Faith over Fear

 

 

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:7 KJV

 

Feed your faith not your fear, The Bible has the answer.

 

“By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin, considering the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures of Egypt; for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured, as seeing Him who is unseen. By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.”

Hebrews 11:23-29 NASB

 

 

  1. God leads our way

 

“By day the Lord went ahead of them in a pillar of cloud to guide them on their way and by night in a pillar of fire to given them light…” Ex. 13:21  

 

God will not leave us to fend for ourselves, struggling to find our way. He will lead us. He promises to. We may not see him in a pillar of cloud or fire these days,

 

but we have His Word, and the Holy Spirit to give guidance to our days.

He is with us, He gives wisdom, He provides direction, so we never have to fear being left on our own to figure things out.

 

He goes ahead of us, He walks with us, and He guards our way from behind.

 

His Word gives truth and life and shows us the way to walk in this world crisis.

 

 

  1. When we see obstacles, God sees opportunities

 

He will make a way where there seems to be no way out.

 

The bigger the problem, the greater his ability to shine right through it all.

 

 “The Egyptians—all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots, horsemen and troops—pursued the Israelites and overtook them as they camped by the sea…”

 Ex. 14:9

 

Things were looking bleak and dark, yet God had a plan. And it was amazing.

 

 

  1. We can focus on the problem or we can choose to trust God

 

The Israelites were terrified when they saw the enemy coming their way. 

 

They doubted their leader, they questioned God, they complained, they grumbled, they panicked. 

 

Yet God didn’t get mad at their humanity or fears. He only asked for their obedience. And their trust. 

 

“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”  Ex. 14:14

 

 

  1. God will stand between us and the enemy. We never fight alone

 

He will send his angels to fight for us and guard us. He Himself will fight for us and guard us.

 

He loves us and desires to set His protection over us.

 

“Then the angel of God…withdrew and went behind them.  The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them…”Ex. 14:19 

 

He will hem us in from all sides and keep us under His care.

 

It doens’t mean we won’t ever face the battle, but we can know that He is surely with us in the midst of it.

 

 

  1. Our God is a God of miracles

 

This same God who divided the Red Sea so the Israelites crossed on dry ground, and covered up the enemy in the depths of that same sea, bringing salvation to His people—

 

This is the same God who works on our behalf today. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 

“And when the Israelites saw the great power the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.” Ex. 14:31

 

 

 


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