Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Conquering Fear

I just finished So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore. It has dovetailed nicely with the other book I'm reading called When People Are Big and God Is Small by Edward T. Welch.

I wouldn't say that I'm a fearful person overall. But after reading both these books, I've recognized fears in my life I didn't know I had.

Here is a list of scripture from Beth Moore's book to do away with fear.

God will:
perfect everything that concerns you (Psalm 138:8)
work all things together for your good (Romans 8:28)
contend with those who contend with you (Isaiah 49:25)
fight this battle for you (2 Chronicles 20:15)
equip you with divine power (2 Corinthians 10:4)
delight to show you mercy (Micah 7:18)
meet all your needs according to My glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
give you grace that is perfectly sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9)
be your power in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9)
do immeasurably more than all you could ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within you (Ephesians 3:20)

With all these promises from God, there's NO reason to ever fear anything. I believe the problem, at least it is with me, is that we don't truly, deep down, 100 per cent, trust God enough to do what he says he will.

For that kind of faith and trust, scripture reading MUST be accompanied by fervent prayer. Is it God's will for you to trust him? Absolutely! This is one prayer you can count on him answering; in his own time, of course.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." II Timothy 1:7.


GretchenJoanna said...

Thank you for this helpful short list, which I'll print out and refer to...because I see also the fears in me that are natural outworkings of my lack of faith. These reminders from Scripture can be turned into faith-building prayers.

Pom Pom said...

So true. We're often filled with "I shoulds" and "I musts" and then . . . we surrender.