On April 9 I posted this from Hebrews 13:6.
Fear is something I deal with everyday. I am not proud or happy about this but it is what it is. Why I fear or have anxious thoughts can be explained for there are valid reasons. But the reasons are from past experiences and happenings and as such need to be put in proper perspective. Those episodes of my past are over and done and are to hold no power over me now in this present day. I am a new creation.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God–truly righteous and holy.
When I am afraid or anxious I know that my eyes are looking behind me to the past and not straight ahead where my hope resides.
Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.
Paul said it this way:
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
In the Word we are given all we need to overcome what we fear. But we must do our part.
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
When we are not merely hearers of the Word but doers then we will “boldly say, the Lord is my helper,and I will not fear…” My hope is that if you have fear in your life today you will know you are not alone; there are many of us on this path and we have a Helper. As I write this I am humbled by our great and gracious God who sees to all our needs. Glory be to God in this day of grace.