THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
The hesitant driver, waiting for the freeway traffic to clear, came to a complete stop on the entrance ramp.
The traffic thinned, but the driver, being intimidated, still waited.
Finally, a voice was heard from a car behind,
"The sign says YIELD, not GIVE UP!"
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Sometimes circumstances may cause us to “yield,”
But they don’t make us “give up!”
Apprehension/anxiety toward something brings "torment."
Reverential awe toward God brings peace.
And the latter "casts out" the former!
The person who lives in anxious fear does not live with God.
If we live in PRAYER, we shall not live in fear.
"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Phil 4:6-7)
Having Christ, our souls are anchored in glory, and the tragedies of this present world cannot overcome that peace.
"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:" (Phil 1:6)
When you face fearful things, "stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you TODAY:" (Ex 14:13).
Be a PRAYING Christian!
Stand firm against fears and anxieties.
Know that you live in the presence, power and protection of Almighty God!