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Overcome Fear with Trust

Isaiah 12:2 (CEV)

2 I trust you to save me, Lord God, and I won’t be afraid. My power and my strength come from you, and you have saved me.”

The key to overcoming fear is TRUST.

Last week my family went out on a walk. We walked for a couple of miles and realized we had made a mistake; we had to walk back to the car! As we turned around, Ollie said, “My legs hurt.” I knew we were in trouble.

Like every good dad would do, I told her she could ride my shoulders. She seemed excited. Until I raised her, her fear of heights kicked in, and I almost lost an eyeball. She was scratching and clawing and kicking. She wanted down.

She decided it was too scary to be that high, so she complained all the way back to the car!

She was tired. I could have helped her. But her fear stopped my help. I couldn’t help her because she didn’t trust me not to drop her.

This is how we are with God all the time. We say, “Lord, I need your help,” He says, “Ok, trust me,” and we say, “Nah, I’ll keep trying my way” because we don’t trust He can do what might seem scary to us!

The secret of victory over fear is faith in God.

There is no problem too great for God to solve, no burden too heavy for God to carry, no battle too overwhelming for God to fight and win.

God is big enough to conquer the enemies that rob us of our peace and leave paralyzing fears behind.

Isaiah 12:2 doesn’t say, “When I am afraid, I will trust”; it says, “I will trust, and not be afraid.”

Faith is not simply medicine to kill the disease; faith is spiritual power to keep us from being infected in the first place.

I like the New King James translation of this verse:

Isaiah 12:2 (NKJV)

2 Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For Yah, the Lord, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ ”

Notice what the prophet puts first: “Behold, God is my salvation.”

If you want to overcome fear, get your eyes off yourself and your feelings and the problems that have upset you, and get your eyes on God.


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