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We must remind ourselves that God is on our side and nothing can harm us

Power over Fear
Do not be Afraid – Part 2

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-8

Key Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

As we continue our study of Moses’ “retirement speech,” we see the results of God’s promised victory in all our battles: “Do not be afraid.”  Fear is not an easy enemy to defeat.  I believe that fear is based on basically two issues.  The first issue is our faith levels.  If our faith is running low, our fear will be at high levels!  Moses pointed to God’s track record, reminding God’s people that He has never failed them.  We must remind ourselves that God is on our side and nothing can harm us.  Sometimes fear dominates God’s children because their faith is failing them!

There is a second reason our fears are hard to defeat:  God’s will is often a mystery to us.  Even when our faith is strong, knowing God will accomplish His purposes, we can fear those purposes.  It is easy to fear what we don’t understand.  It can be like people who fear needles.  They know a shot from the doctor will make them feel better, but that doesn’t eliminate their fear of the shot!

The good news is, God’s will is “good, pleasing, and perfect” (Romans 12:2).  We will experience some pain in our struggles, but if we keep our eyes on the good, pleasing and perfect will of God, fear subsides!

Father, I know you can do all things; nothing is impossible for you.  Help me not to fear your plan and simply cling to your hand!  In Jesus’ name, amen.