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The Landmine of Fear


READ | Psalm 27:1-4

Fear has been a part of man’s emotional makeup since the fall. When Adam and Eve rebelled against God, they hid themselves from Him and were afraid (Gen. 3:10). Things haven’t changed much. Anxiety often affects our thinking and controls our actions. It can keep us boxed in and unwilling to venture into unknown territory.

Let these truths help you defeat fear. He is:

• Almighty. Through our Savior’s perfect life and His sacrifice on the cross, our two greatest enemies have been defeated—Satan and death. Jesus ransomed us from slavery to sin; the Devil has lost control over our lives. What’s more, we no longer face eternal separation from God. Jesus’ physical death has become the gateway to heaven, where we will live with the Father forever.

• Always with us. God called Abraham to move away from all that was familiar, but He Himself promised to remain nearby. In Matthew 28:20, we are similarly reassured by Jesus. Through the indwelling Holy Spirit, we as believers have God not only near us but also in us. Nothing can ever separate us from Him—not past mistakes, present circumstances, or difficult people (Rom. 8:38-39).

• Actively involved. God promises us His help, and He always keeps His word. He knows what is happening in our lives and can turn hardships into a time of spiritual growth and ultimate blessing.

God Himself is the reason we should not fear. Grasp the truth of His power, presence, and involvement, and use them to disarm the landmine of fear.

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