In the book of Isaiah, God says; “When you pass through the waters I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
God tells us to ‘fear not’ because He has chosen us and He has redeemed us. We are His. I want to do a study of all the times God says ‘fear not’ in His Word. It’s like He knows that the biggest thing that holds us back from serving Him and ruthlessly becoming all that He has ordained us to be is fear.
There have been times when I’ve been paralyzed with fear over the years. What have I feared? Failure? God said that He will be with me and the waters will not sweep over me. So, what happens if I fail at something? God is there!
The one thing that I’ve become convinced of is that I cannot be the man God has purposed me to be and be afraid. I must believe in the calling He has on me and in the purpose He has for me and obediently leave fear out of the question.