DAILY REFLECTION: EFFECT OF FEAR – MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2021.

MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER, 2021
THEME: EFFECT OF FEAR
PASSAGE: MATTHEW 14:26-31
MEMORY VERSE: Matthew 14:30“But when he saw the wind he was afraid and beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me.”
HYMN MHB: 634 (Irregular and refrain) – WILL your anchor hold in the storms of life.
MESSAGE
Fear is not of God. The Word of the Lord says, “…God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7). Therefore, those who are of God are not to live in fear. Another word for fear is worry. The arch-enemy of man, Satan, busies himself now and then to make a man afraid knowing that fear attracts the negative side of the divide. But thanks to God who gave us a more effective and more powerful counter-weapon called faith.
Walking on the sea was one of the greatest miracles wrought by our Lord Jesus Christ. Physics does not agree with it, but faith does. Faith negates fear; doubts brings about fear. Peter allowed a little fear because of the turbulent sea and started sinking. Fear or anxiety is doing a lot of havoc to many today. We need to get rid of it by having more faith in the power of God.
Beloved, it’s a known fact that the devil uses fear to make us feel intimidated, depressed and despondent with the sole aim to suppress us in order to kick us off God’s track. But the weapon of our warfare is not canal but mighty through Jesus Christ to the pulling down of (the enemy’s) strongholds.
Don’t give in to fear, because what you fear has the power to magnetize you. Of course, as we have seen already when Peter focused on the storm rather than on Jesus his Saviour, he was sinking. Look unto God in all your challenges. He alone can save you and give you the much-desired rest.
Starve your fear by feeding your faith in the Word of God and fixing your eyes (hope) on Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith.
PRAYER: My eyes are fixed on You Lord Jesus, help me not to be afraid but to have faith and confidence in You forever my Anchor and Redeemer.

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