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People fear a lot of things

Deuteronomy 31:8 “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

When you’re fearing a situation or emotional challenge, really envision God saying this, just to you. He’s on your side. No matter who leaves after promising forever. When friends, family members or co-workers disappoint you, he’ll never turn on you. Some of my lowest, most painful moments in life have also been my closest times with the Lord. It was when times got hard that God truly became more clear to me. God has the ability to show grace to us when we truly need it.


I can recall when my family and I were facing a really hard time about two years ago. We needed a lot of help and some direction. We were working with a Realtor trying to find a place to live. It was tough. It seemed that every door try tried was not opening for us, and than one day about two weeks before we were to move. The agent stopped. The agent stopped all communications with us. No calls, no emails, no nothing. I remember feeling so low that thoughts kept coming into my mind. But thankfully, my family is a praying family and we decided to put our situation into the hands of God. Listen, God is real.

Biblical key no. 1: Realize that God is with you

People fear a lot of things. People fear about what the future brings, corrupt officials, illnesses, death, terrorist attacks, financial crisis, and the list goes on and on.

The problem with fear, when not controlled, may lead to spiritual growth retardation. Instead of moving forward with faith, you stay within your comfort zone.

Thankfully, the Bible tells us in Isaiah 41:10:

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

This verse gives us the reason to never be fearful. We must not fear because God is with us. Other passages confirm why we should not be afraid. joshuainfantado

We read: “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me (Psalms 118:6)?


Fear has no place in the heart or mind of a believer. Ask God to increase your trust and faith in his willingness and ability to deliver you completely from fear and anxiety. Ask for a deeper revelation of his love, and watch how powerfully he moves.


Pastor Wayne A. Lewis Milks from many cows, but churns his own butter.

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