Psalm 34:4 says, “I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Hebrew fright).” Someone has observed that there are 365 “fear not’s” in the Bible; if so, then there is one for everyday of most years. The Bible clearly says “God has not given us the spirit of fear (here the original Greek of the New Testament means timidity)” 2 Timothy 1:7. When the Bible speaks of fear (not to be confused with the awesome reverence of the Lord, or the terror of His wrath against sin) is it saying we should recklessly defy the laws of nature, or that we should not take proper precautions when faced with danger? I do not think so; rather, we should not be terror struck when commotions are all around; we should not be overanxious when uncertainties loom ahead; and we should not be oppressed because of the raging of the sea (the masses) of mankind. When they encountered a storm at sea the disciples were filled with fear, but when they called upon Jesus He calmly said “Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?” Matthew 8:26. No matter what storm you face, always remember the words of Jesus in John 16:33, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
I Promise You Freedom From Fear
-By Rose Hill
The Lord doesn’t want us to have anxiety and fear,
And worry and worry all of the year.
He said, “fear not neither be dismayed,
For I am with you, so don’t be afraid.
I will go before you to prepare the Way,
I will not fail or forsake you any day.”
So do not be depressed and unnerved with alarm,
He will march with you and keep you from harm.
When the battle gets hard and your enemies fight,
Be strong and of good courage all through the night.
For the Lord is your helper – He will uphold your life,
He will give you strength all through the strife.
Be careful to keep and fulfill His commands,
Then He will prosper the work of your hands.
So do not fear but keep on believing,
And God’s presence and victory you’ll be receiving.
Scripture quotations are from the new King James Version copyright by Thomas Nelson Co. and are used by permission.