FEAR has been my topic the last few days. The last 2 postings were FEAR… A “Thriller” to Some or a New Reality Show for Abuse Victims and FEAR… PTSD and Triggers (2 Tim. 1:7). Now, I want to continue with the third part about FEAR.
The Bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7, ““God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.” I lived with fear and even PTSD from the abuse. This verse was repeatedly given to me as a new Christian but I did not understand. I did not realize at that time that the fear that I lived with is from Satan. In my mind, it was totally my ex. However, Satan loves to use anyone that he can and will keep many people in bondage to their past with fear.
Now, many Christians told me to let go of the fear. That made no sense to me and I thought that they were CRAZY!!! How can you let go of a fear so strong that it absolutely consumes you? How can you get over the pain and suffering that contributed to the fear? It took me a long time to realize how to let go of the fear. To let go of the fear, you have to hold onto God. God heals and delivers, but we can’t hold onto the past and the fear and pain that goes with it. Now, WE CAN DO NOTHING ON OUR OWN… BUT WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US!!
The Bible tells us:
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV)
I did not believe that there was no fear in God’s presence until I experienced it. I will share with you one of my favorite worship songs called “IN YOUR PRESENCE.” I have found this Presence, and I can tell you that in that Place of HIS PRESENCE, ALL FEAR IS GONE!! I have felt that Peace that is indescribable, like another realm not of this earth… I pray that many more of you will find this place of total peace where no fear exists.