Earlier this week I wrote about how fear is a bully. But fear doesn’t always travel alone – he brings along some companions. Below is in an entry from my devotional, Sitting at His Feet, which comes from my personal journal entries and the comfort the Lord gave me during times of fear. Here you’ll read how the Lord comforted me in regards to fear and its companions. I hope you are encouraged to seek the Lord and stand up to fear and his buddies!
Fear has some stubborn traveling companions. Fear travels in circles that compete for your peace and drive stress. His buddies are stress, insecurity, and anxiety. His circle of friends threatens to overtake you as you examine the possibilities set before you. Do not fear the future or even the snares of today. Look to me for the solutions to your problems. Fear is a clawless lion that growls loud enough to cause you to get stressed and anxious. Fear confronted with my love stands no chance of survival; my perfect love drives out fear. When you open your heart to my love, surrendering to the endless possibilities that my love will bring, fear must go. Fear has taken residence in your heart in the space where my love longs to dwell. As you seek my love and stand against the fear, you will find that fear has no sting. No matter what you face each day—a health issue, even a sentence of death, fear cannot stand against my love.
Psalm 23:4; I John 4:17-18; I Peter 5:7-8