Fight Fear: Sing and Watch God at Work

The Battle Belongs to God “This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you…. Do not be afraid; do …

Fight Fear: Tackle the Job

Equipped for the Work David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 …

Fight Fear: Speak God’s Words

The War’s Not Over Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.” Joshua 10:25 “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage.” They’re only words. But when the almighty God is …

Fight Fear: Embrace the Opportunity

Step Through the Open Doorway And Moses said, “See the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your fathers, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 1:21 A forty-year trip on a tour bus with a group of obstinate adults and cranky …

Fight Fear: Believe God Hears You

Prayer Gives Power over Fear Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. … “Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; …

Fight Fear: Stand Up for Truth

Willing to Risk Ridicule But the Lord said to [Jeremiah], “Do not say, ‘I am too young.’ You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 1:8–9 The young priest Jeremiah was minding his own …

Fight Fear: Worship the One, True God

The Word of God The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king. 2 Kings 1:15-17 His name meant “My God is Jehovah,” and Elijah was a prophet during a time when idolatry abounded. God gave Elijah a message …

Fight Fear: Embrace God’s Peace

The Antidote for Fear But the Lord said to [Gideon], “Peace! Do not be afraid. You are not going to die.” Judges 6:23 Gideon knew all about fear. He lived during a tumultuous time in Israel’s history. Scripture tells us that “the power of Midian was so oppressive,” the Israelites lived in “mountain clefts, caves, and strongholds” (Judges 6:2). And …

Fight Fear: Be Strong and Courageous

God Promises Victory Over Our Enemies The Lord said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” Joshua 10:8 As Joshua faced the armies of five kings who had joined forces, he could well have remembered Israel’s terrible defeat at Ai when one …

Fight Fear: Focus on the Right Giant

The God Who Towers over Giants The Lord said to Moses, “Do not be afraid of him, for I have handed him over to you, with his whole army and his land.” Numbers 21:34 The Israelites fought many battles during their forty-year wilderness journey. They had recently defeated the Amorites (Numbers 21:21–31). So why was Moses afraid to fight Og, …