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Bible Ballistics: BBs #725  Today’s Hope—Jesus!!!

 

What time I am afraid,

I will trust in thee.

4 In God

I will praise his word,

in God

I have put my trust;

I will not fear

what flesh can do unto me.”  Psalm 56:3-4

We all have fears at times, and that is not a sin!  Fear is an emotion, and it can be a good thing—if you see a poisonous snake or insect, fear tells you to “make tracks” to be somewhere else!!  If you smell smoke in inappropriate places, fear tells you to check it out.  But when fear grips our hearts over things that only God can control, over the past sorrows and failures, it’s time to give those often-irrational fears to The God who cares about us; and HE is worthy of our trust in all things, and as believers in and followers of Jesus we have the confidence to know that Paul was speaking truth when he encouraged the young pastor, Timothy to not let fear rule him.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;

but of power,

and of love,

and of a sound mind.”  2 Timothy 1:7

God has given us some things better than fear:

Power:

I can do all things

through Christ

which strengtheneth me.”  Philippians 4:13

Love:

We love him,

because he first loved us.”  1 John 4:19

And hope maketh not ashamed;

because the love of God

is shed abroad in our hearts

by the Holy Ghost

which is given unto us.”     Romans 5:5

Sound mind:

Let this mind be in you,

which was also in Christ Jesus:”   Philippians 2:5

I encourage you to spend some time thinking on “these things” and God will help you to overcome the fear that tries to cripple us in His service.  Remember, we win!

Ye are of God, little children,

and have overcome them:

because greater is he that is in you,

than he that is in the world.”  1 John 4:4

And in closing some encouragement for that thought life that often let’s fear rule—we have control of our minds when we fix them on Jesus.  Amen and Amen!!!

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,

whatsoever things are honest,

whatsoever things are just,

whatsoever things are pure,

whatsoever things are lovely,

whatsoever things are of good report;

if there be any virtue,

and if there be any praise,

think on these things.”  Philippians 4:8