Fight Fear: Rejoice, for Your King Is Coming

As It Is Written Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written, “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” John 12:12-15 In what’s called “The Triumphal Entry,” Jesus entered Jerusalem. “The great crowd that had come to celebrate Passover heard that Jesus was on his way …

Fight Fear: Claim God’s Promises

An Effective Defense Jesus said, “Do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. But seek his kingdom and these things will be given to you as well. Do not be afraid, little flock, for …

Fight Fear: Acknowledge God

You’ll Be Acknowledged before Angels Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 We may feel worthless and that no one cares for us when we face fierce opposition …

Fight Fear: Choose Commitment

Take Up Your Cross Jesus said, “So do not be afraid of them. There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. … Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. … Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10: 26, …

Fight Fear: Return to God and He Will Return to You

A New Jerusalem, Again This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Just as I had determined to bring disaster on you and showed no pity when your ancestors angered me,” says the Lord Almighty, “so now I have determined to do good again to Jerusalem and Judah. Do not be afraid. Zechariah 8:14-15 Look at a timeline of Jerusalem, and …

Fight Fear: Count on Restoration

God Promises to Replenish God says, “Do not be afraid, land of Judah; be glad and rejoice. Surely the Lord has done great things! … ‘I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten … you will have plenty to eat, until you are full and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has …

Fight Fear: Study the Scriptures

Living among Briers, Thorns, and Scorpions And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people. You must speak my …

Fight Fear: Anticipate the Sweetness

The Rewards of Discipline “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.” Isaiah 54:4 When I was a child, my mother placed a pill in a spoonful of honey to help me swallow the medicine. Pairing the bitter with the sweet worked every time. As I grew older, …

Fight Fear: Shout, “Here Is Your God!”

The Word of God Endures Forever The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever. You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem, lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of …

Fight Fear: Prepare and Pray

Faith under Pressure And Hezekiah said, “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.” 2 Chronicles 32:7 “He did what was right in the sight of the Lord.” Not many kings who reigned after King …