In life, we all have certain things we are afraid of. Whether those things are spiritual, emotional, or physical, fear can creep in at any time and stir up our insecurities. I know we all have human emotions, but when it comes to reaching an encounter with God, why do we sometimes find fear on the path?

In Scripture we constantly read stories of God protecting and rescuing His children. And although we know God is our protector, refuge, and strength (Josh 1:9), we seem to forget these foundational qualities when faced with spiritual opposition.

Satan will do everything he can to get in the way of our spiritual confidence, and that includes using our feelings to distract the boldness and power of God’s truth. Satan will whisper words of insecurity, saying “You’re not strong enough,” “You’re not worthy,” “You don’t deserve this,” or “You can’t do this.”

“Don’t let him or your emotions get the best of your best relationship with God. And don’t let fear take away your focus on the promise of His word. Instead of listening to Satan’s words, remember the words of 2 Samuel 22:3: “My God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior.”

Fear isn’t in God’s nature. In fact, fear cannot produce the holiness God wants to share with us because it is incapable of doing so. God has better things in mind for you than to fear. He wants you to know the depth of His love so completely that fear will have no place in your life.

Verse of the Day:

“Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:9

Challenge: Tweet or post, “I will fear NOTHING because NOTHING is greater than my God. #30WordsBook”