When Fear Falls and Faith Flies
Updated: Apr 29, 2022
As a believer in Christ we hold the word of God in our hearts and in our minds. We believe that God is faithful to keep His promises. Why shouldn’t we? Scripture says in Numbers 23:19, NKJ V, “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
When I read this scripture, I realize that it’s not God failing to come through in my life, but fear that makes me fall. Fear can make any of us fall. We could be fearful of the unknown. We could be fearful that we heard wrong or didn’t really hear at all. We could be fearful if we are uncertain where we are spending our eternity. When we become fearful, we fall. We fall from the truth to the lie, the light to the dark. Fear is a tool of the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).
My brothers and sisters, let me assure you that the unknown is scary. We aren’t living in unknown circumstances. We have the Bible that is filled with God’s word. If we believe in God, if we confess with our mouths that Jesus is Lord and receive Him into our hearts, we have a blessed assurance of our future and where we are spending eternity. Romans 10:8-11, ESV, “But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the scripture says, “Everyone who believes in Him will not be put to shame.””
Let me share this with you also. Too many times we doubt that we heard from God. I am guilty of this too. First, if it contradicts the word of God, it is not from God. Let me assure you with words from Jesus Himself. John 10:27-28, NKJV, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of my hand.”
Let me also share with you words that inspired me from a devotional I read from.
“It’s easy to allow your worries to dominate your thoughts. They creep in unexpectedly, and it’s difficult to get them under control. You must remember to take every thought captive. Consider what you’re thinking and ask yourself if they are thoughts that I would be thinking. Do your thoughts line up with My Word? If you constantly give in to worries, you’ll be filled with depression, despair and disappointment. Faith brings you fulfillment, giving you My joy and peace to overcome your worries.” (He Whispers Your Name, Cherie Hill, May 18).
As this excerpt suggests we will:
“Cast down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ”(2 Corinthians 10:5, NKJV).
“Walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7, NKJV).
My dear brothers and sisters, when we do this, our faith will fly!
Isaiah 40:31, NKJV, “But those who wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
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