. . . freedom from fear?

Whatever your need, JESUS IS THE ANSWER.


The Lord is my shepherd, . . . I will not be afraid

When are you most fearful?

Before David became king he was on the run from King Saul who tried to kill him.  When he speaks of the valley of the shadow of death he is one who has traveled it often.  During those years of trial he learned how God frees us from the worries of this life.  In moments of helplessness he learned to discern the voice of God, the leadings of God and how to turn to God for safety.

When you are at a low or dark point in your life you often feel that no one sees you, that no one cares, and worse, that no one can possibly help you.  It is in those dark valleys that are ringed by foes that fear rises to a fever pitch and we become panicked and afraid.  Those are the times you need the eyes of faith the most.  Those are the moments where, like David, you need to turn to God and see that He that is for you is greater than those that are against you.

God invites you to draw near to Him.

Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.  James 4:8

…since we have a great priest over the house of God,  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  Hebrews 10:21-23

When you are near to God you will hear Him speak.  He will lead you and guide you.  He will grant you His Holy Spirit, and when you have the Holy Spirit with you it is no small thing. With God near to you there is no need to fear.  God is mighty and powerful.  You have no idea what God can do through you when He is near you and His Spirit fills you.  That is, until you have experienced His deliverance.

Take courage and be not afraid.  It does not take a perfect life to draw near to God.  All you need is a humble heart to call upon the Lord to save you.  Yield your life to Christ.  God can take a yielded life and make it a mighty fortress that nothing in heaven and earth can break down.

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