Focus: Isaiah 41:13 - KJV
13. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Fear is a major torment that makes life miserable for many. It is the direct opposite of faith; a product of the painting and caricature projected by the enemy, with a view to bringing man into defeat. On the flip side, faith is a clear understanding of the prowess and capacity of God to do what He wills, and a holding on thereto. When we have faith, we discard the lie the enemy projects into our minds, and replace it with confidence in God. Anytime it appears the enemy is gaining ground against us, it is perhaps that we allowed the Lord’s hand holding us to be removed because of the filth we bear in our hands. Nonetheless, we have a great promise of restoration in the Lord to take us from our fallen state, and position us in bliss, by holding us again and helping us, from where we had fallen.
Fear it was, that kept Saul and his army in limbo on the battlefield for many days; it was faith that caused the ruddy lad, David, to triumph over the supposed giant - the cause of fear. God held David by his right hand to ensure he triumphed over the enemy. The fiery furnace was a painting of the enemy to cause any natural being to fear; but the three Hebrew boys refused to be afraid as they knew the God whom they served. Their faith caused a great triumph for them and in the land. If Mordechai had succumbed to fear, the Jews in Shushan would have been extinguished for Haman to rejoice over; but faith made God to hold his right hand and that of Esther thereby turning the fate of the Jews around, and substituted their enemies in their stead.
Whatever instrument of fear the enemy is projecting at us is meant to cause a defeat, when there is no basis for it. If we will have faith in God and fear not, then will our victory be assured. When Joshua saw Moses no more, the leader of the Israeli army appeared to have been overwhelmed with fear. No wonder God kept telling him to be of good courage. When he summed up courage, the objects of his fear – the Jordan, the wall of Jericho, the occupants of the land, the gang-up of the Amorite kings – became for him, a walkover. For a user of this Guide, this day, the Lord says to you fear not. Like He said to Joshua, as He was with your predecessors in their victorious days, He would be with you. Just be bold and of good courage. That enemy you have been afraid of thus far becomes your footstool from today, in Jesus’ name.
SOLUTION: Fear engenders defeat even before a battle is fought. Have faith in God. He will never fail you. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they that have faith in God do not lack good things. Put your faith to action and see God manifest in your affairs.
Please pray thus: Daddy, I have confidence in you: please make me an overcomer, better than ever, from today, in Jesus’ name. Help me always to see the source of fear as a lie that it is, in the name of Jesus’ Christ. And everything that has been standing between me and victory in my life endeavors, like the wall of Jericho, please make them fall down flat before me today, in the name of Jesus Christ.
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