My friend, do you know that there is no place for fear in the life of a born again believer?
You may be thinking, “But there are lots of dangerous things out there Vic, how can you say that?”
Danger is a fact of life, but fear is a thought process that we choose.
I don’t often quote the actor Will Smith in my DIGs, but he said this, “Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Do not misunderstand me. Danger is very real. But fear is a choice”.
If we focus on all the bad things in the world (like the seemingly endless terrorist attacks) we could live in fear.
However if we choose to focus on the mercy, compassion and love of Jesus we will not have a place in our thoughts for fear.
Perfect love (and that is Jesus) casts out all fear (1 John 4 v 18).
Yes, danger is real but fear is a choice.
In Psalm 91 we have been looking at how we can come under the shadow of the Lord, into His protection, and of how we can abide in Him.
In this place the Psalmist writes there is no fear in the day and no fear at night (Psalm 91 v 5).
In other words we can live a life at all times without fear.
If we rest in him and trust in Him, if we focus on His perfect love we can live a life free from fear.
But we have to choose to rest there, to abide there, in order to change the thoughts we have.
Make this choice today; choose to kick fear out of your life.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have provided a way for me to live a life free from fear”.
Psalm 91 v 5…..Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor the arrow by day