The Dyed4you prophetic team has been birthing a new silk called Fear Not. The Father’s put the silk strongly on my heart as a tangible reminder we are to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6). And this morning during my quiet time I read a verse in Psalms 53 (verse 5) that emphasized a particular facet so I thought I blog a bit on it 🙂
There they are, in terror and dread, where there was [and had been] no terror and dread! For God has scattered the bones of him who encamps against you; you have put them to shame, because God has rejected them.
How often are we in fear when there is NO reason to fear?!
There’s a principle here I want to reiterate: If we are living for God – a life devoted to Him – nothing comes into our experience but by His hand. This means even the bad and unpleasant things are things He has allowed to happen (it doesn’t mean He causes them after all we live in a fallen world so Father doesn’t cause rape), and He will bring something good from it if we yield to Him as Romans 8:28 reminds us.
Sometimes He uses hardships to build character, sometimes to build amazing testimonies of redemption. Our job is to trust Him and stand fast no matter the circumstances – praising Him – just as Job did refusing to curse God and die.
So again I ask how often are we in fear when there is NO reason to fear? How often is our imagination running away with us over situations that may not ever happen? The end of verse 4 tells us the root for this problem: they do not call upon God.
In other words, when we aren’t calling upon Him, trusting Him, resting in Him – we open ourselves up to fear. We need to remember as Joshua 1:9 (AMP) says, He is with us wherever we go!
Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
I suppose the point I’m making is regardless of whether there seems to be a reason to fear or not, we are NEVER to be in anxiety – so “reasonable” or not it all gets put on His shoulders to carry and we take on His burden, which is easy and light.
I encourage you to pause and consider areas you may be experiencing fear or anxiety, and instead call upon the Father who is with you always and lay those burdens down on Him.
Father, I ask that Your perfect love would overtake us and cast out any fear (1 John 4:18). Give us hearts to be anxious for nothing casting all our cares on you and through prayer and petitions with thanksgiving making our hearts known to You as we call upon You (Philippians 4:6, Psalm 53:4-5).
Father, please show us any roots of fear that the spirit of fear might have no foothold. For You have not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). May our hearts reflect faith and trust that You are with us and You are for us, and Your plans for us are good!