“Stop being afraid”

stop being afraidHave you ever felt utterly hopeless as you look around you and see the enemy coming at you from every angle? What do you do when that happens? It can be easy to give in to anxiety and depression or make rash decisions in an attempt to alleviate the fear.

Life can be scary, and satan likes to play on our fears and insecurities. He likes to whisper to us and try to convince us that we’re on our own. He wants us to think that our situation is dire and we have no hope.

But he’s wrong.

 

2 Kings 6:15-17

15 Meanwhile, the attendant to the man of God got up early in the morning and went outside, and there were the elite forces, surrounding the city, accompanied by horses and chariots! So Elisha’s attendant cried out to him, “Oh no! Master! What will we do!?”

16 Elisha replied, “Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!”

17 Then Elisha prayed, asking the LORD, “Please make him able to really see!” And so when the LORD enabled the young man to see, he looked, and there was the mountain, filled with horses and fiery chariots surrounding Elisha!

 

When you feel you are surrounded by opposing forces… when you feel afraid and overwhelmed… When you feel exhausted and vulnerable… Pray.

Ask God to open your eyes so you may see God’s presence surrounding you. Even when you can’t see, He is still there.

Whatever you are facing, whatever you fear, you are not alone. God loves you, He has plans for you, and He is stronger and bigger than the enemy will ever be!

 

“Stop being afraid, because there are more with us than with them!” 

 

Keri

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