Immune to fear

Day 59: Free from Fear

By Reinhard Bonnke

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You” (Psalm 56:3). This is the time to trust in the Lord. In fact, it is always time to trust in Him. Unfortunately, some are by nature nervous and prone to fear, depression, and even panic. The writer of Psalm 42 seems to have been temperamentally afflicted as well, but faith came to his aid. He said, “My tears have been my food day and night…why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me?” He seems to have no rational explanation for his depression. However, he knew where to get strength. He spoke to himself, “Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him” (Psalm 42:5).

This illustrates a major lesson—faith is not a feeling. When danger comes, fear is inevitable. Fear is a feeling. When our bodily chemistry sets up a sense of impending disaster or we suffer heavy blows and our circumstances are oppressive and dark or when pain and illness sit with us at the fireside—fear and alarm come as a natural cause and effect. That’s when we have a choice. We choose to address the fear with our faith in Jesus! The moment we make that choice, faith takes over and releases us from the hook of fear. With God, fear will not stop us. We overcome. If we are believers, nothing can alter it, no matter what hammers and bruises us.

Jesus said His followers were to give their lives for Him, but “not a hair of your head shall be lost” (Luke 21:18). You—the real you—believes God. The sea’s surface is ruffled, but the depths are still. Faith operates without emotional reactions. It secretly imparts strength of mind and peace of spirit, so you do not go under but over. Faith gets us off the hook of fear! Faith is not just for Sunday and good times, but for life—and whatever perils may come with it. Faith is not just for transplanting mountains (see Matthew 21:21) but for living! God gives us grace to live a life of faith! And we choose to believe, because the just will live by faith! 

Source: (Faith: The Link with God's Power. Chapter 22.) 

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