Daily Devotional | Turning Fear Into Faith

Isaiah 41:10, 11 NKJV
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ “Behold, all those who were incensed against you Shall be ashamed and disgraced; They shall be as nothing, And those who strive with you shall perish.

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Faith 101 tells us that God is faithful. Hebrews 11:6 reminds us that anyone that comes or calls on God must believe that He rewards those that believe in Him, and diligently seek Him. You either believe it or not, God will do what He says!
God gives you the assurance to ‘fear not’! This is a covenant assurance. We know that fear depletes faith, so when God promises us his protection, there is no need to fear. As a Christian this becomes an empowerment for you to march on as a child of God.  Believe God and turn dismay, depression, and anger into an anointing to the glory of God. If you are weak spiritually or physically, receive your strength now.  Your help is with the Lord, tell Him to help you.
You might ask, Why are all these things happening to me? The answer is simple: you are a believer! Know it today that, ” … all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:28, 31 NIV)
Fear is not of God. Fear is a demonic overflow, an impartation of spiritual doubt, resident (if you allow it), or trying to gain a residence. You have the right to reject or receive fear. Any fear that limits God’s ability is designed to destroy your future. Many times, Satan, the head of all evil, uses people close to us to impart us with fear. Their words, actions, threats, oppressions, attitudes and behaviors makes us afraid. The truth is that only we can allow someone into our lives. If this statement is true, only you can shut someone out of your life. Make sure that this is done with love. This means, you have to do everything possible to correct them. If your relationship with a person costs you your happiness, it is time to let it go. The only thing you need to fear is God. This is the ‘beginning of wisdom’ but the fear of man brings a snare.
Is there anything that scares you to death? A person in your life, a thing you are expecting, an investment you made, a relationship, friend or enemy? Be strong. These are all like a chaff before the wind. Make sure that you do your part, to do good and let God be God. To turn fear into faith is your ability to turn your situation to God whole-heartedly, and allow Him ( by being patient, following His instructions, serving Him and trusting Him), to take it over.
Remember that our God is the God of peace, health, victory, provision, love, increase, protection and promotion. If you remain faithful to Him, He will be faithful to you. Remember again that “your faithfulness must spring up from the earth, for God’s righteousness to look down from heaven” (Psalm 85:11) Turn your fears into faith. Speak it aloud, tell it to someone, and believe it. God bless you.
Scripture of the day: “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” ~ Exodus 14:14  
From Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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