Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. – Isaiah 41:10
Have you ever been afraid? I remember a time when I watched a really scary movie at a friend’s house and it made me so afraid I couldn’t sleep at night. After a few sleepless nights, I realized that my fear needed to be dealt with.
The same is true for you. If left unchecked, fear will stop you from doing really important things. Fear cripples you and keeps you from sleep, peace and the good things God has for your life.
Fear is a tool the enemy tries to use to stop you and distract you from what God has for your life. In John 10:10 it says that the thief is there to steal, kill and destroy. That’s what fear does. It steals your peace and joy. It makes you unable to do things that you want to do.
If fear has stopped you in the past, choose today to take a stand against it. Don’t let fear hold you back. Choose instead to replace your fear with truths from God’s word. Determine that fear doesn’t have the last word in your life.