fear is not of God
Yesterday I remember having a blanket of fear envelop me. Not certain if it was even something specific, but that didn’t matter, there I was in its clenches.
I decided to quote scripture, two verses in particular. I quoted the verse that tells us, “God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.” from 2Timothy 1:7.
The second verse I quote was found in 1John 4:4. “Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world.”
Every time I felt a twinge of fear I quoted the verse. And a funny thing happened. The twinges became less and I felt empowered. God had used his truth to show me he is bigger than can scare us.
I even posted the two verses and then asked, “Now, what was it I was afraid of?”
I can’t tell you how good a day it was yesterday. I believe it was a good day because I decided to appropriate God’s word. To take it out of one dimension which is the words in a book and to apply it in my multi-dimensional world. Those verses stayed with me all day.
Later last night I felt like stretching a little and remembering the verses I stepped out a little.
God’s word is not magic, but it is truth. The next time you are troubled in any way, let the spirit of God be the comforter God says he is. Listen for God’s prompting and you will hear words of encouragement.
I have decided I will try this whenever I can feel my feet slip. God is ever present. He has promised he will never leave us. He calls us His children. And I know that He is the ultimate Father. He can’t be anything less.
About Anne Peterson
I write words you can feel, sometimes they rhyme. If I'm not writing, I'm telling stories from my head, to little ones who call me grandma.