Faith Is Tied To Fear
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10 (NKJV)
“The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” Proverbs 29:25 (NKJV)
“Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.” ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick http://christian-quotes.ochristian.com/Fear-Quotes/page-2.shtml
Fear is tied to faith. The amount of fear you hold in your heart is equal to the amount of faith you have in God. Faith and fear are at war in most believers, so you are not alone in your struggle to trust God with all things.
Challenges that appear impossible to conquer eventually mature into doubts. Doubt gives birth to fear. Fears attack our hopes and dreams, the well being of our loved ones, our own health and safety, as well as our work for Christ. When we doubt the power of God and give in to our fears we doubt the Creator of the universe.
Fears imprison believers and yet, God sent His son Jesus to set all captives free. Faith liberates and heals those who have been paralyzed by its deceptive powers. Faith provides clear vision for those who cast aside their doubts. The clear vision being…. God will provide and make all things work together for good.
Not understanding why affliction enters our lives has caused many to struggle with their faith. If we knew all the reasons and had the answers to all of our questions, we wouldn’t need faith. God wants His children to depend on Him. We are not to work through our struggles with our own strength. Rather, we are to move through our storms with the strength God provides.
Fear of man is a snare, a trap that will always hinder our growth and maturity in Christ. The enemy hates it when ….
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