For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes.
Focus on the Lord instead of your fear. Every time dread enters our heart, we must remember that we are in the hand of our almighty, all-knowing, loving Father.
Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 8, 2022.
1 Corinthians 2:12
Fret and worry indicate a lack of trust in God’s wisdom, sovereignty, or power. Delighting in the Lord and meditating on His Word are a great antidote to anxiety (Psalm 1:2).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Philippians 4:6.
Although storms have many origins, there is only one answer for all of them. Therefore, our first response to trials should be to open the Bible and find out what God has said.
Trouble has a way of drawing our focus downward, to the immediate situation, rather than upward to the Lord-who reigns over every event in our life.
A yielded life that’s settled in God’s Word, open to His work within us, and made adequate in the Holy Spirit’s love and power is immovable in the tempests of life.
Commentary from the In Touch Devotional by Charles Stanley, April 24, 2020.
Man’s true spiritual condition is nowhere more clearly seen than in the absence of a proper submission to and reverence for God. Biblical fear for God consists of : 1) awe of His greatness and glory, and 2) dread of the results of violating that holy nature (Proverbs 9:10; 16:6; Acts 5:1-11; 1 Corinthians 11:30).
Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 3:18.
What is this fear?
I wrote a little about that in a previous post titled Unseen.
Finally, there is this:
I can attest that Proverbs 14:27 is true from personal experience, my life being completely changed by Jesus, and from many, many others I have spoken with that were heading down the wrong path.
Just some things to ponder.