So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
FEAR NOT ~
There are many things that can cause us to fear
My mom was very superstitious and I grew up thinking things were true. For example, if you walked under a ladder you would have bad luck. If you stepped on a crack in the sidewalk, you will break your mom's back. Friday the 13th meant bad things would happen. The big one for me what this, if you break a mirror it's 7 years of bad luck. So as a kid, I dropped a mirror and it broke. My mom got so mad at time and said we would have bad luck now and it's all my fault. I was about 8 years old and I still remember crying and going to my room. Which in fact, I believe none of this as an adult. I know that bad things can happen but good things can happen too. No kid should live in fear of superstitious things.
1 John 4:18 New International Version (NIV)
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
Joshua 1:9 New International Version (NIV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
As I grew older, I realized I learned many things wrong. I don't have to live in fear of things and I can call upon God to guide my life. I have learned to grab onto scriptures within the Bible and learn of God's ways. I find that I can ask, seek and knock in prayer. I can hold tight to hope and good things in a new day. No need to worry about somethings and rest in God's plan. Jeremiah 29:11 speaks of a plan, a promise and a future.
FEAR NOT ~
God is with you
I love to read over scriptures and find peace that God is giving me. A peaceful mind brings about a good day. No matter what is going on around you, God can give you peace. The devil wants you to fear, but God wants you to trust the process of things. It's not always easy, but I find it necessary to find the peace of God in everyday life. I also don't look too far ahead, but learned to live in this day. Remember that words can spur us on and it's good to be positive. Be kind to others because we just don't know what someone is going through in life.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Let's remember to pray for our world and changes in positive ways too.