This blog post is taken from my Seminar Notes, and it’s a good reminder that God doesn’t want us to be afraid.
You see, one night, I heard Moses (my youngest son), about to enter a room, and I thought that it would be fun to “jump out” and scare him.
However, I immediately thought of 2 Timothy 1:7, which says that God has not given us a spirit of fear.
My next thought was that since God hasn’t given us a sprit of fear, then I shouldn’t do anything that would give Moses a spirt of fear.
Needless to say, I decided that I wasn’t going to scare him.
And then, a little later that night as I was in bed, I was pretty sure that I felt someone touch my leg.
I jumped and looked around, and nobody was touching me, but my heart was racing due to a sudden burst of adrenaline.
And I actually wondered if maybe an Angel had touched me.
And then, I thought about times in Scripture where Angels had appeared to people, and it seemed to me like most of the time, the first thing the Angel said was, “Don’t Be Afraid.”
Well, the next morning I did some research and I found out that the phrase “Fear Not” appears at least 70 times in the King James Version of the Bible.
In other words, God doesn’t want us to be afraid.
So with this in mind, if you have a tendency to “Be Afraid,” then spend time meditating on God’s Word and ask Him to give you victory over fear.