My favourite promises are the ones dealing with fear because I fall into fear a lot. I wish I didn’t, but there it is. When it happens, I remember the angel in Luke 2:10 who shouted FEAR NOT at the shepherds. By the way, have you ever noticed all the fear surrounding the birth of Christ?
And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. (Luke 1:12, NLT). Even Mary was afraid. (Luke 1:29, NLT)
Fear is catching; even the neighbours got in on it. (Luke 1:65, NLT). Then Joseph fell into fear. (Matthew 1:20) All these fearful folks obeyed God, in spite of all their fear.
I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4, NLT)
But then there is Herod, Herod who let his fear become the murder of hundreds of little boys. (Matthew 2:3, 16)
Which are we?
Prayer – Lord God, when fear comes upon us, help us one of the faithful obedient. In Christ. Amen