Fear is everywhere. People are terrified right now. There is fear of disease. Fear of death. Fear of shortage. Fear of lack. Some people are scared, and they aren’t sure why, exactly. Fear is the spirit of our time.
But God calls us to more. All this fear is not God’s will. He calls us to live in peace, hope, and faith. How is that possible? So much in the worlds seems to be going wrong. How can you ever be fearless. The answer is simple. The answer is God.
Get to know God. Learn that He is good and has good things for you. All this sin and destruction is temporary. But God and His people are eternal. Jesus died for you. He rose again so that you might be made new. Get to know Him in this time of fear. What do you have to lose? Fear, worry, anxiety, and depression is what you’ll lose. But you will gain faith, confidence, security, joy, and strength in your Creator. This is what God says,
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
Isaiah 41:10 NLT
God says don’t be afraid. He is with you. He is your God. If you don’t know Him, get to know Him. Give Him your life. Believe the Good News of Jesus and be born again. It is very simple.
“If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Believe Jesus in your heart and confess Him with your mouth. That’s pretty easy. It’s easy because Jesus did all the work, and you just receive by faith. Salvation is a gift. It would be wise to take it. That is what makes God, your God.
God will hold you up with His victorious hand. He has already won the victory. God is above all, and He rules over all creation. I’ve read the Bible. I know how all this ends, Spoiler alert! God WINS! And because God wins, you win. You are His, rest in Him. God has overcome, and with Him, you can overcome. So live fearless. Here are some parting words of Jesus.
God promises to strengthen you and help you. He is everything you need. He is your healer. He is your provider. God is your source. God is your helper. And friend, He is more than willing to be close and help you. God loves you. Believe that love and be fearless. Perfect love casts out all fear. You are perfectly loved, by a perfect, good God. Rest in Him. Rest in His love.
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
If you don’t know Jesus, I want to give you the opportunity to trust Him for your salvation and receive His finished work by faith. If you want to make Jesus the Lord of your life, simply pray this in your heart, as a way to put your faith in Him. Say, “ Jesus, I make you the Lord of my life. I know I’m a sinner, but I believe. I believe that You are the Son of God. I believe You died on the cross for my sins, and I believe that You rose on the third day for my justification. I ask you to save me now. I receive you by faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen”