Fear Not!

by | Mar 11, 2024

Fear Not!

I was recently reading Pastor Brenda Kunneman’s book, Daily Decrees for Family Blessing and Breakthrough. It’s a must-purchase if you haven’t. On Pages 178 through 180, the chapter is entitled “No Fear of the Future,” and she provides tremendous insight about this topic.

Matthew 6:34 (NIV) reads, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

We unfortunately live in a time when we are constantly bombarded with bad news. Here are some examples:

  • The economy is going down due to rising inflation.

  • Another sickness is infecting people, causing some to die.

  • Nations, in conflict with each other, are threatening to draw us in.

  • Crime is increasing around the country due to open borders and a criminal justice system that’s broken.

Whoa! That type of bad news is enough to make you not want to get up in the morning.

Our Jesus says for us to keep our eyes on him and in the Word. Ephesians 6:10 (KJV) says, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” If that is true, the spirit of fear can be cast out using our authority given to us by Jesus Christ.

I know you’re thinking, “That’s easy to say, but difficult to walk through when I have more bills than paycheck. And the price of everything is continuing to go up. Also, my job has started laying off people.” Or maybe you’re thinking, “I have a family member who has been diagnosed with a serious disease, which people have died from.” Or you could even be thinking, “I have a friend whose family member was killed while serving in the military in another country in a region where a conflict is happening.”

Let’s take it back to Pastor Brenda’s book though. She says we must remind ourselves that Jesus emphatically told us not to fret about tomorrow. Jesus said that today carries enough of its own challenges, so why worry about something that hasn’t happened?

It’s easy to find ourselves worrying about something that hasn’t happened. I had a good friend tell me once that F.E.A.R. is an acronym that stands for: False Evidence Appearing Real.

Let’s stop letting fear prevent us from living life as God has intended. Remember the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guards our hearts and our minds through Jesus Christ (Philippians 4:7). So, as we totally submit ourselves to God, there will be no need for us to fear because all will be well for us.

Lesly Armstrong is a staff member of Lord of Hosts Church.