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Watch out for sudden fear

Text: Prov.3:25-26

25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. 26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

Bible Reading:

1 Samuel 17:1-11


The story of David and Goliath in the Bible is very interesting. The whole Israel army including their king and captain was struck with fear, sudden fear. They had come to battle with a view to fighting and prevailing over the enemy but when Goliath presented himself and spoke tersely at the army, sudden fear came. The reason many normal brave people get defeated by ordinary plagues or challenges of the world is sudden fear. What it does is to wipe away from the mind of the fearful the awesome power of God and thereby making him lose confidence in God. When you lose confidence in God and His ability to see you through, you call Him a liar and make Him lose interest in your matter. For those who come to God must believe that He is. That is why He is the “I am”. Losing faith in Him can be fatal. Never at any time give room to fear, whether sudden or otherwise. When David came to the front, the effect and spell of the sudden fear was nothing against him and therefore he was able to shore up faith in the Lord and defeat the Philistine and there was nothing his gods and his shield bearer could do to save him. If only you can also shift your gaze from the threat the enemy is hurling at you to bring about sudden fear and focus on the promises of God and His prowess to bring it to bear, shortly you will be sharing your testimony of how great your God is over all your situations and circumstances. Just be confident in Him for He shall be your confidence and will not allow the enemy to take your foot. Your victory is certain. Have faith in God to the very end.


Father, as I keep my focus on you, don’t ever let me give in to sudden fear in the name of Jesus. Please remain my shield, confidence and defender till I sing the song of victory through and through in Jesus name.

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