afraid, Five Minute Fridays, hope, lies, love, peace

Afraid: Filled With Fear, Concern or Regret


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)



 
Linking up with Five Minute Fridays, a place where we are given a word and a challenge to write for five minutes.
 
“Unscripted. Unedited. Real.”
 
GO.

Afraid not! This time I will not be taken in by your lies, your false promises, your glittery temptations and your morose bodings. You are a liar! A murderer from the beginning! You birthed fear. You took away the fear of God and introduced the fear of what ifs.

What if? What if, I don’t listen to you? What if, I stop my ears up with truth, sound proof my heart with the Word of God? What if, I choose to walk by faith and not by sight? Will fear still prowl alongside me, sneering at my resolve?


Of course! Of course, fear will be trailing me, hounding me, breathing down my neck the rest of my life.

However, God is. God of Awe and Wonder. My Shield. My Strength. Even though fear is hot on my heels, My Protector is before, behind, around, and inside me. I will not be afraid.

And by the way, I’m not even talking to you anymore. I’m running to the Savior. He is the True and Living One. He renews my mind, refreshes His mercies daily and keeps me in Perfect Peace.

And even if, one little worm of fear wriggles into my mind, I will praise the LORD, maker of all things. Restorer of Hope and Love that Never Grows Old. Love casts out fear!

STOP.

4 thoughts on “Afraid: Filled With Fear, Concern or Regret”

  1. I love these thoughts:What if? What if, I don’t listen to you? What if, I stop my ears up with truth, sound proof my heart with the Word of God? What if, I choose to walk by faith and not by sight? Will fear still prowl alongside me, sneering at my resolve?I can so picture this, the helmet of salvation, the beast plate of truth and a little imp like a yappy little dog trying to come against the love of God. HA!

  2. Leslie- Thanks for stopping by…I hadn't really picturd the armor of God, but that is the image that comes to mind as God shields and protects us…thanks for the insight and the kind encouragement.

  3. Thanks Barbie for stopping by…one of my friends calls the devil, Mr. Stupid…he does not deserve one iota of our attention…all glory to Jesus! Have a great weekend!

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