My father-in-law taught me something a long time ago. He said, “Tedd, you can either live in faith or fear, but you can’t live in both. It’s your choice.”
Webster’s Dictionary defines fear as “an unpleasant, often strong emotion, caused by anticipation or awareness of danger or doom.”
Now, I’m just like any other man who can have doubts or fears – fears about health, fears about finances, fears about personal relationships, even fears about my relationship with The Father.
On the other hand, the Bible defines faith in Hebrews 11 as “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
The Bible really doesn’t define fear, but simply tells us, “Fear Not!”…
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”
– John 4:18
“And the Lord appeared to Isaac the same night and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you’.”
– Genesis 24:26
Finally, in 1 Chronicles 28:20, David says to his son Solomon, “’Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God – my God – will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you’.”
Again, my father-in-law Ron taught me that fear and faith are both spiritual elements – elements that can’t take up the same space.
If you live in fear, then faith just simply is not present; but if you live in faith, fear cannot exist either.
YeHoVaH wants you to live in faith, to live in hope, love, happiness and peace, not in fear. That is nothing more than Satan bringing doubt and hopelessness into your life.
In fact, the Bible says “fear not” 365 times in one form or another. If you think about it, that’s a “Fear Not” for every day of the year!
So now you have a choice: to live as The Almighty would have you live – in faith and hope – or as Satan would have it, in fear and despair.
Don’t allow negativity to dwell in your life. Anger, fear, doubt. It’s all of the Devil.