For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me (Job 3:25 KJV).
Fear is almost inseparable from life on this fallen earth. Its roots in our lives date back to the Garden of Eden, when Adam and Eve lost the shield of glory that surrounded them. Fear is your heart telling you that you are vulnerable in a hostile environment that you can’t control.
The consequences of fear are displayed in the life of Job. While Job was living in prosperity and peace, there was fear in his heart. And worse still, his fear came to pass. The scripture does not tell us that Job’s fear was directly responsible for his calamity, but the scripture does teach us that Satan operates through fear. Hebrews 2:14-15 says “that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Fear is a breeding ground for Satanic activity. Fear not!
Think of the scripture above that describes Job’s experience. How does it apply to you today? What are you afraid of?
Ask the Spirit to probe your heart and reveal areas in your life where fear has taken root.
There is just one commandment from the Lord regarding fear: “Fear not!” Job’s experience above teaches us that we can have all we want yet still be enslaved by the fear of the future. The antidote to fear is trust in the Lord. As you meditate on the Word and pray, your spirit will be strengthened, and you will be able to trust God in any situation. Act on the Word today. Fear not; trust the Lord!
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