God is remarkable. He gives us a way to be fearless in a world riddled with corruption. The moment God anointed us with His Spirit, he placed us in Christ. This provided us with courage to face temptation through Christ’s strength. Fearlessness is turning to Christ in times of fear and putting our faith in His hands. And when we trust in God without reservations, then we overcome our fears.
The world is full of frightening circumstances aimed at causing fear to the human psyche. God’s enemy is hard at work trying to create an atmosphere of terror. And without God’s protection, the panic plays havoc with the human spirit.
Today we are facing a powerful force of evil. This wicked threat isn’t new. When sin entered the heart of Adam and Eve, it corrupted the human mind. No matter how one tries to avoid this unpalatable truth the destruction sin causes doesn’t go away.
God created us with the ability to understand not to risk our lives by placing ourselves in life-threatening circumstances. He gave us instincts to prevent us from walking into danger. But Satan uses unpredictable conditions to keeps us afraid, and this makes it imperative for us to devote ourselves to Christ.
We are blessed to be chosen by God and experience His grace. Faith is the antidote to the paralyzing grip of unreasonable fears. Our belief in Christ unlocks the door to a courage Satan can’t touch because Jesus has defeated evilness. Pick up your cross, walk with Christ and watch fear fade away.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
How do you overcome fear?