Merry Christmas, Fear Not . . .

Fear Not

Fear Not . . . 

And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:10-11, ESV

In a world where people are often paralyzed with fear, it gladdens my heart to hear that the first words the angels brought us regarding the birth of Jesus was “Fear not!”

As we celebrate the birth of Christ and look ahead to a new year, let’s remember these first words: “Fear not.” These are the same words the angel shared with the terrified shepherds that first Christmas night. These are also the same words spoken throughout the Bible 365 times!

Dear friends, whatever “fears” (anxiety, worry, doubt …) are knocking at your door this Christmas, know that you have the ability and power, through Christ, to close that door and open a new one. This new door is one that leads to love, joy, peace, power, everlasting joy in God’s presence, and HOPE! Continue reading “Merry Christmas, Fear Not . . .”

When I Am Afraid

The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid?

What do you do when you’re afraid?

When I was a child, if I was ever afraid at night, I would turn on the light. This went on for years . . .
Imagine a fearful child laying in bed and saying, “Mommy, please turn on the light, I’m scared.” The mother gives her child a warm hug and walks to the light switch to turn it on. Then one day, Jesus stepped in and said,
“Dear Child, I am your light! Why should you be afraid?”
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Dear Child, Do Not Panic or Fear . . .

Do not panic or fear [Isaiah 41:10]

Dear Child, do not panic or fear. I am with you. I am your God. I will help you and hold you steady. When you feel anxious or afraid, remember this: I have a firm grip on you, and I am not letting you go! Receive my peace.

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Fear Not, the Lord has Gone Before You [Quote]

 

 “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” —Deuteronomy 31:8

“People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.” —Ronda Rousey

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